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A winter storm hits Washington as it moves across the east coast of the United States

Yesterday, a winter storm unleashed heavy snow and strong winds in most of the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic coasts, closing federal offices and schools, grounding planes, and robbing thousands of people. ..
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the first snowstorm in the region is projected to blow 4 to 8 inches (12 to 25 cm) of snow and up to 40 mph (64 kph) of wind.
Severe weather warnings have been issued from Carolina to New Jersey.
Austin Mansfield, Virginia Meteorologist, Meteorologist, said: “When talking about populated areas, the problem is increased snowfall.”
Due to bad weather, federal agencies in Washington were closed and schools throughout the region canceled or postponed school opening (see report above).
Heavy snow piled up on roads and power lines, causing dangerous travel conditions and leaving homes and businesses without electricity.
According to Poweroutages.us, in Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, and Georgia, about 770,000 power company customers had no power available.
According to Flightaware.com, at noon, 2,400 flights were canceled and 2,900 flights were delayed in the United States.
Reagan National Airport, just outside Washington, was parked on the ground at 12:30 EST (1730 GMT). Meanwhile, Baltimore / Washington International Airport has posted photos of snowplows, snowplows, and salt trucks that remove snow from the runway on Twitter.
Regional airports have warned travelers to check flight status with airlines before heading to the airport.
Even President Joe Biden faced a delay when he returned to Washington.
After 30 minutes of Air Force One disembarkation to allow the runway to be cultivated, the president covered his face from the blowing snow as he headed down the snow-covered stairs to the convoy.
The president’s convoy usually darts through the streets of Washington and crawls on the way back to the White House.
Highway officials in Maryland and Virginia said frozen road conditions caused dozens of accidents and road closures.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said on Twitter: “Given the high rate of snowfall, Maryland residents in the affected areas will be able to move off the road and allow their crew to work. I’m still asking for it. “
Mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser, has declared a snow emergency as public transport in and around 700,000 people are operating on a shortened schedule and faced delays due to adverse conditions. ..
“For now, we can’t emphasize that we need to stay off the road,” Bowser said in a press conference. “The road is very smooth and difficult to pass.”
In Durham, North Carolina, a flood warning was issued in an area where it was raining 3 inches (7.6 cm) and windy at 45 mph (72 kph).
Despite the weather, the public school system in Wake County, North Carolina yesterday decided to hold classes for 150,000 students.
Some people are questioning that decision.
“I was in Carpool Lane at Wake Forest High School and witnessed a tree falling in my car. Huge pops and sparks from the power lines above us,” wrote Twitter user Angela Carter. “This is unacceptable weather for parents, teens and buses driving on the road. Make better decisions!”



http://www.gulf-times.com/story/707398/Winter-storm-pounds-Washington-as-it-moves-across- A winter storm hits Washington as it moves across the east coast of the United States

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