Pepco and Dominion Virginia Power reported virtually no outages across the District and the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray who on Wednesday declared the city’s first snow emergency since 2010, said he expected the emergency would be lifted by 2 p.m.
Mr. Gray said most of the main roads were cleared by noon and that between 600-700 vehicles were ticketed for parking in snow emergency lanes — a violation that can run up to $250. The mayor said about 200 vehicles were towed. Towing comes with a $100 fee and a $20-per-day storage charge.
States of emergency were also declared in Virginia and Maryland.
“Overall, we have come through this pretty well so far,” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a morning briefing.
Metrobus service was canceled but was expected to resume on a limited basis at 2 p.m. Trains were running through the night to keep rails free of snow.
The storm made its way from the South, where ice combined with wind gusts up to 30 mph snapped tree limbs and power lines. More than 200,000 homes and businesses lost electricity in Georgia, while South Carolina had about 245,000 outages that were expected to last for days.
More than 3,200 airline flights were canceled, and deaths blamed on the storm — weather-related traffic accidents and hypothermia — reached 11 by Wednesday night.