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  • Storm drops up to 8 inches of snow in parts of Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An overnight winter storm dropped up to eight inches or more of snow in some parts of Virginia. National Weather Service reports from spotters across the state show snowfall totals Thursday…

  • Winter storms bust local budgets

    WASHINGTON — Winter storms that have repeatedly slammed the D.C. region this season have led to some steep budget shortfalls for statewide cleanup crews. In Virginia, the Department of Transportation has a substantial snow removal…

  • Photos: Snow cripples Thursday morning commute

    WASHINGTON — Snowfall on Thursday morning dusted the region and caused complications for many people’s commutes. See photos from around the D.C. area.

  • Snow-fighting crews preparing to hit the roads

    WASHINGTON — Snow-fighting crews from northern Virginia to suburban Maryland are getting ready to throw on their boots, climb into their trucks and lower their plow blades. “We’ll have about 1,480 trucks across northern Virginia…

  • The decision to close Montgomery County schools: ‘There’s no glory in it’

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — When the forecast calls for snow, officials in Montgomery County are left with an expensive decision — whether to close schools for the day. The state of Maryland requires schools to have…

  • Long after the snow is over, your car is in danger

    WASHINGTON — Winter storms move on, but the road salt and brine don’t go anywhere. Often, the mix loiters by clinging to vehicles, and that’s bad for your ride. “The [road brine] is wonderful when…

  • How much does it cost to clear all that snow and ice?

    WASHINGTON — This winter’s been a budget-buster for the state of Maryland. State Highway Administration spokesman Dave Buck says roughly $50 million was budgeted for winter road clean up, and the state’s already spent $70…

  • As snow melts, local airports get back on track

    WASHINGTON – Hundreds of flights in the D.C. region were cancelled Saturday. But as the snow begins to thaw, local airlines are trying to get back on schedule. There were dozens of pre-cancelled flights Sunday…

  • Western Maryland counties discourage travel during snow

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say driving conditions have become hazardous in western Maryland because of snow-covered roads. Snow emergency plans were put into effect Saturday morning for Washington County, Frederick County and…

  • Messy Saturday: Snow, sleet and rain

    WASHINGTON — What a frigid Friday! A record low of 5 degrees at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport broke the previous record of 8 degrees set back in 1896. On a side note, this was the…

  • Snowed-in Boston begs for early release of ‘House of Cards’

    WASHINGTON — Buried under feet of snow, Boston residents are begging for the essentials: bread, milk, eggs and “House of Cards.” In an open letter to Netflix published in The Boston Globe, Boston resident Kat…

  • Cold snap could cost local economy $10 million daily

    WASHINGTON — The snow and dangerously cold temperatures impacting the D.C. region this week have the potential to drain millions of dollars from the local economy, according to a company that studies consumer behavior. “We…

  • Reports of frozen or broken pipes spike due to cold

    WASHINGTON — For the first time since 1994, temperatures in D.C. are expected to fall below zero. Already this winter, the cold has led to hundreds of frozen or broken pipes. Over the past 10…

  • Doctor: Cold harder on kids than adults

    WASHINGTON — This bitter cold winter weather is tough on adults and even tougher on kids. “Kids aren’t little adults, they will dissipate heat much faster than we will,” says Dr. Erik Schobitz, medical director of the…

  • Focus turns to preventing ice, refreeze on area roads

    WASHINGTON – It’s a race against the clock before the snow on the roads turns to ice. Temperatures will be well below freezing until at least Wednesday and there’s concern that refreezing will cause issues…