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Topic - Weather
The post office, it’s not. Threat of rain, sleet, snow and ice have shut down all the federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area on Tuesday.
A second round of winter weather blew through the D.C. area early Tuesday, prompting the closure of the federal government and local school systems and leaving a blanket of snow in advance of what could be a slippery evening commute.
The post office, it's not. Threat of rain, sleet, snow and ice have shut down all the federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area on Tuesday.
A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region threatened to make roads dicey in the northeast corridor for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies.
Federal and local government offices opened late and utility companies worked to restore power to thousands Monday morning in the wake of a winter storm that coated the region in a thin layer of snow and sleet.
Rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain began to glaze most of the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, with officials urging people to stay off the roads, as North Texas and other states shook off the early remnants of the powerful storm.
Snow and sleet from a powerful winter storm wreaked havoc around the D.C. area on Sunday, prompting the early closure of the National Zoo, canceling holiday events and causing numerous car crashes on area roads.
Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that covered much of the nation knocked out power and made roads treacherous Saturday.
As Texas residents prepared for what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," schools started canceling classes and thousands of shoppers jammed store aisles to buy milk, pet food and other supplies.
The D.C. area is facing its first serious winter storm of the season this weekend, as sleet, snow and single-digit temperatures make their way into the area.
Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the roustabouts, roughnecks and thousands of others working outside in western North Dakota's oil patch.
Cancelled and delayed seem the words of the day at select airports around the nation, as wintery weather is throwing a serious dent in holiday travelers’ plans.
Maneuvering a 30-ton snowplow with 12-foot shovels can be a daunting task — even when there's not a flake of snow on the ground.
Thousands of travelers have been stranded by a deadly snowstorm plowing across the West, with even more flight disruptions expected as the storm moves East ahead of Thanksgiving.
A dangerous storm sweeping the Western United States has caused hundreds of accidents and taken at least eight lives as it heads across the South and toward the Atlantic coast.