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Winter wallops Washington, DC, and Virginia

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A llama seeks shelter next to an abandoned school bus at Cox Farms on March 6, 2013, in Centreville, Va. A winter storm hit the Washington, D.C., area, with areas west of the city receiving significant snowfall but the city itself seeing minimal snow.

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A storm system stretching from the Dakotas to the Florida Panhandle is bringing snow to the mid-Atlantic states.

NBC News reports:

A swirling, sloppy winter storm brought the nation’s capital to a crawl Wednesday, forcing federal offices to close and threatening to dump the heaviest snow in Washington in two years.

The snow was much heavier over West Virginia and Virginia. Linden, Va., had almost 11 inches on the ground Wednesday morning, according to The Weather Channel. Warrenton, Va., had 7 inches, according to NBC Washington.


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