Washington shut down, again

Blizzard closes city for the third straight day

Washington D.C. is a ghost town once again after being blanketed in 25 centimeters of snow last night. The city, still recovering from a storm that dropped a meter of the white stuff and knocked out power to thousands of residents over the weekend, is expected to get another five centimeters of snow every hour until this evening. Congress, airports, schools and businesses are shut down, and are expected to remain closed for the remainder of the week as the snowfall, the same amount the region normally gets in a year, knocks down power lines and makes residential roads completely impassable. President Obama has made light of the situation, saying senators were “out doing snow angels on the South Lawn [of the White House] together.”

CBC News