- Unbeliebable: White House turns Bieber petition response into immigration screed
- Obama signs law denying Iran ambassador’s visa, but says law is ‘advisory’
- Mich. judge to laughing convicted killer: ‘I hope you die in prison’
- Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
- Keystone XL pipeline still on hold after State Dept. decision
- Fla. man charged with killing 16-month-old son to play Xbox undisturbed
- Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots
- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
- PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?
- 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico
Snowstorm brings D.C. area to a halt
The nation’s capital awoke to a blanket of snow that closed schools, offices the federal government and its local counterparts and resulted in at least one death as of Thursday morning.
And more snow was on the way.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jared Klein said another 1-4 inches of snow was expected into the evening.
“It’s not going to be as widespread,” he said. High temperatures for the day were expected to be near 34 degrees.
Between 6-11 inches fell across the District Wednesday night into Thursday, with Northern Virginia and parts of Maryland reporting as much as 18 inches.
Transportation was hazardous across the region, with several vehicle accidents reported.
The most serious accident involved a Virginia Department of Transportation contract driver who had gotten out of his vehicle when he was struck by a VDOT dump truck and killed.
Virginia State Police said the accident occurred at about 5:55 a.m. at Belmont Ridge Road and Chesterton Street in Ashburn.
Police said the driver pulled over to the right shoulder and was standing near the spreader in the rear of the vehicle when he was struck.
The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital where he died.
Virginia State Police said they responded to 78 traffic crashes and 172 disabled vehicles from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Nearly 995 traffic crashes were reported statewide.
In Maryland, a tractor trailer overturned and leaked fuel at Interstate 295 and the Capital Beltway Thursday morning, blocking all lanes of the Inner Loop in Oxon Hill.
Every major school system announced closures, most of the making the calls on Wednesday evening.
All runways were closed Thursday morning at Washington Dulles International Airport and at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and widespread delays were reported at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport where the airport was open but flights were grounded.
Amtrak service was canceled from the District to Wilmington, Del.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at email@example.com.
- D.C. Council sues Mayor Gray, CFO over budget autonomy law
- D.C. Council sues Mayor Gray over budget autonomy law
- Guilty verdict in execution-style killings of 2 women, 2 children in Lanham
- Minority parties see power grab for D.C. vote
- Two bodies found under bridge near Southeast D.C. highway
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year
- Justice at last: 'Evil woman' outed for grabbing girl's game ball
- Inside China: Marine's comment on islands draws sharp Chinese response
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- EDITORIAL: Mark Warner running scared?
- Nancy Pelosi washes immigrants' feet in humble Holy Week act then promotes on Twitter
- Harry Reid blasts Bundy ranch supporters as 'domestic terrorists'
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.