Heavy snow shuts federal offices in Washington

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A winter storm slammed the mid-Atlantic early Monday, dumping at least seven inches of snow on Washington, D.C., forcing the federal government to shut down and disrupting travelers at area airports.

National Weather Service meteorologist David Hamrick called it an “unusually late winter storm.” Winter storm warnings remained in effect for additional light snow across much of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey, though the heaviest snow had moved out to sea as of early morning.

Just three days shy of spring, more than a foot of snow was reported overnight in some parts of the region, including a high of 13.5 inches in Singers Glen, Va., according to the weather service.

Other big snow totals included 12 inches in Karo, Va., 11.8 inches in Sperryville, Va., and 10.5 inches in Silver Spring, Md.

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