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Winter storm snarls parts of U.S., closes capital federal offices

Monday, March 03, 2014 - 01:15

March 3 - A winter storm hits Washington, D.C., closing schools, and government offices. Gavino Garay reports.

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A snowstorm hit Washington, D.C. on Monday, prompting local schools to close, and shutting down federal and local government. Forecasters are predicting as much as nine inches of snow or more here by the end of the day. (SOUNDBITE) TAYLOR HAOL SAYING: "It was very unexpected actually. I wasn't expecting it. I was doing some stuff last night, and um, it's been like pretty good for the past couple of days, then this cold front came in, so it's very unexpected." In other parts of the U.S., snowfall was accumulating as well, including in Philadelphia, which could see up to eight inches. And in Toms River, New Jersey, this man was "tired" of the snow. (SOUNDBITE) NEW JERSEY RESIDENT JIM ANDERSON SAYING: "I'm tired of it, let's be honest. C'mon. Aren't we all tired of it now? I mean, it's March. We're supposed to be seeing little green shoots and stuff like that, not more ice and slush and snow." Meanwhile, ice was stopping traffic south of Dallas, where some people were saying they've been stuck for hours. And it was also snowing in Louisville, Kentucky, making early morning commutes difficult for some. Authorities warn of possible power outages and flight cancellations that could affect millions.

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Winter storm snarls parts of U.S., closes capital federal offices

Monday, March 03, 2014 - 01:15