PHOTOS: Snow snarls DC area

WASHINGTON — A snowstorm slammed the D.C. region Wednesday. Public school systems, and the federal government, were closed in response to the wicked weather.

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A snow-capped White House and frozen Lafayette Square. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A snow-capped White House and frozen Lafayette Square. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A small plow clears Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House’s north lawn on Wednesday. With the federal government closed, most of downtown D.C. was empty save for a few tourists snapping selfies in the snow. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A small plow clears Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House’s north lawn on Wednesday. With the federal government closed, most of downtown D.C. was empty save for a few tourists snapping selfies in the snow. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
With a changeover to rain on Wednesday afternoon, half-melted slush pooled on most street corners along the National Mall, making life difficult for anybody hoping to keep their shoes dry. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
With a changeover to rain on Wednesday afternoon, half-melted slush pooled on most street corners along the National Mall, making life difficult for anybody hoping to keep their shoes dry. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A snow plow clears slush off Connecticut Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A snow plow clears slush off Connecticut Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
No bikes on Pennsylvania Avenue, where commuting was slow on Wednesday between slushy road surfaces and caravans of treatment vehicles. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
No bikes on Pennsylvania Avenue, where commuting Wednesday was slow — between slushy road surfaces and caravans of treatment vehicles. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
By noon Wednesday, rain and sleet had mixed in with snow — and slushy messes like this, near Dupont Circle, were common in downtown D.C. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
By noon Wednesday, rain and sleet had mixed in with snow — and slushy messes like this, near Dupont Circle, were common in downtown D.C. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Well, at least someone is enjoying all the snow. (WTOP/Saeko Robinson)
Well, at least someone is enjoying all the snow. (WTOP/Saeko Robinson) (WTOP/Saeko Robinson)
Dupont Circle’s fountain in the snow. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Dupont Circle’s fountain in the snow. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Newspaper stands in Dupont Circle, covered with snow. Visible is Connecticut Avenue looking northward. Most stores in the area were open as usual. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Newspaper stands in Dupont Circle, covered with snow. Visible is Connecticut Avenue looking northward. Most stores in the area were open as usual. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
The storm that hit the D.C. area Wednesday brought plenty of snow to the National Cathedral. (Courtesy Evan Johnson)
The storm that hit the D.C. area Wednesday brought plenty of snow to the National Cathedral. (Courtesy Evan Johnson) (Courtesy Evan Johnson)
Northern cardinals take the snow and sleet in stride. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Northern cardinals take the snow and sleet in stride. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Escalators leading into the Dupont Circle Metro Station on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Escalators leading into the Dupont Circle Metro Station on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow-covered escalators leading into the Dupont Circle Metro Station. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow-covered escalators leading into the Dupont Circle Metro Station. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A view southbound on Connecticut Avenue toward Dupont Circle. The Washington Monument would normally be visible in the distance from this spot. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A view southbound on Connecticut Avenue toward Dupont Circle. The Washington Monument would normally be visible in the distance from this spot. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A snow-covered street sign near D.C.’s Dupont Circle on Wednesday morning. Normally busting with commuters at this time, traffic in this Connecticut Avenue neighborhood was light on Wednesday morning, with most residents indoors or salting sidewalks. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A snow-covered street sign near D.C.’s Dupont Circle on Wednesday morning. Normally busting with commuters at this time, traffic in this Connecticut Avenue neighborhood was light on Wednesday morning, with most residents indoors or salting sidewalks. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow and sleet had stuck to most parked vehicles in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. Pictured: A vehicle was its wipers raised near the Macedonian embassy on Wyoming Avenue, NW. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow and sleet had stuck to most parked vehicles in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. Pictured: A vehicle was its wipers raised near the Macedonian embassy on Wyoming Avenue, NW. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow accumulates on a plant in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow accumulates on a plant in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
About three inches of snow had fallen in northwest D.C. by mid-morning Wednesday — easily manageable for residents, but enough to snarl long-distance travel and close schools and federal offices. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
About three inches of snow had fallen in northwest D.C. by mid-morning Wednesday — easily manageable for residents, but enough to snarl long-distance travel and close schools and federal offices. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
In northwest D.C.’s Kalorama Heights neighborhood, snow was sticking to roadside signs and vehicles by mid-morning Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
In northwest D.C.’s Kalorama Heights neighborhood, snow was sticking to roadside signs and vehicles by mid-morning Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
On Wednesday morning, Rock Creek Park was — unsurprisingly — most devoid of commuters, save for some joggers and residents of northwest D.C. walking dogs. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
On Wednesday morning, Rock Creek Park was — unsurprisingly — most devoid of commuters, save for some joggers and residents of northwest D.C. walking dogs. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A thoroughly frosted Rock Creek, seen from Beach Drive near Rock Creek Parkway mid-morning Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A thoroughly frosted Rock Creek, seen from Beach Drive near Rock Creek Parkway mid-morning Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
The entrance to Rock Creek in Woodley Park, mostly cleared of traffic. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
The entrance to Rock Creek in Woodley Park, mostly cleared of traffic. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Rock Creek, looking southwest from the Connecticut Avenue overpass just after daybreak on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Rock Creek, looking southwest from the Connecticut Avenue overpass just after daybreak on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Rock Creek Park seen from the Connecticut Avenue overpass in Woodley Park. Snow was accumulating quickly in the hours after sunrise Wednesday, making for a winter wonderland in D.C.’s largest park. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Rock Creek Park seen from the Connecticut Avenue overpass in Woodley Park. Snow was accumulating quickly in the hours after sunrise Wednesday, making for a winter wonderland in D.C.’s largest park. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Traffic on Rock Creek Parkway under Connecticut Avenue was sparse, save for a few commuters, snow plows and the occasional jogger on Beach Drive. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Traffic on Rock Creek Parkway under Connecticut Avenue was sparse, save for a few commuters, snow plows and the occasional jogger on Beach Drive. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A Jump bikeshare outside the Dupont Circle Metro Station. Despite the snow, some people were seen using bikes on the sidewalk. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A Jump bikeshare outside the Dupont Circle Metro Station. Despite the snow, some people were seen using bikes on the sidewalk. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A vehicle passes under snow-covered trees on Beach Drive under the Connecticut Avenue overpass in Woodley Park. Roads on Wednesday morning in northwest D.C. were slushy, but drivable. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A vehicle passes under snow-covered trees on Beach Drive under the Connecticut Avenue overpass in Woodley Park. Roads on Wednesday morning in northwest D.C. were slushy, but drivable. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A Capital Bikeshare station near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street, NW sits largely unused as heavy snow moves in on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A Capital Bikeshare station near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street NW sits largely unused as heavy snow moves in on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Traffic on Rock Creek Parkway under Connecticut Avenue was sparse, save for a few commuters, snow plows and the occasional jogger on Beach Drive. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Traffic on Rock Creek Parkway under Connecticut Avenue was sparse, save for a few commuters, snow plows and the occasional jogger on Beach Drive. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Many roads and neighborhoods in D.C. are quiet Wednesday as people try to avoid the snowy weather. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
There aren't many people, or cars, on the road in Northwest D.C. Wednesday. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
There aren’t many people, or cars, on the road in Northwest D.C. Wednesday. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Snow covers Annapolis. (WTOP/Joan Jones)
Snow covers Annapolis. (WTOP/Joan Jones) (WTOP/Joan Jones)
Plows make their way over Rock Creek Park in D.C. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Plows make their way over Rock Creek Park in D.C. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
It's not the average rush hour at 8:55 a.m. on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Rick Massimo)
It’s not the average rush hour at 8:55 a.m. on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Rick Massimo) (WTOP/Rick Massimo)
The view up 39th Street, just off Wisconsin Avenue, in Northwest D.C.just before 9 a.m. Feb. 20, 2019. (WTOP/Rick Massimo)
The view up 39th Street, just off Wisconsin Avenue, in Northwest D.C.just before 9 a.m. Feb. 20, 2019. (WTOP/Rick Massimo) (WTOP/Rick Massimo)
This Boston terrier does not appear to be enjoying Wednesday's weather in Vienna. (Courtesy @ReblandoPR via Twitter)
This Boston terrier does not appear to be enjoying Wednesday’s weather in Vienna. (Courtesy @ReblandoPR via Twitter) (Courtesy @ReblandoPR via Twitter)
The D.C. region was hammered by snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
The D.C. region was hammered by snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A backhoe begins the messy task of cleaning up the snow in Purcellville. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A backhoe begins the messy task of cleaning up the snow in Purcellville. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station got a coating of snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
The NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station got a coating of snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Chris Cichon) (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Takoma Park Police dogs play in the snow Wednesday. (Courtesy Takoma Park Police)
Takoma Park Police dogs play in the snow Wednesday. (Courtesy Takoma Park Police) (Courtesy Takoma Park Police)
Plows on patrol along the GW Parkway south of Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Plows on patrol along the GW Parkway south of Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King) (WTOP/Kristi King)
A plow hits the road in the District. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A plow hits the road in the District. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A D.C. resident checks his phone during the snowstorm. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A D.C. resident checks his phone during the snowstorm. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Drivers make their way through dangerous conditions in D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Drivers make their way through dangerous conditions in D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Maintenance crews shovel snow in Tenleytown. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Maintenance crews shovel snow in Tenleytown. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Plows remove snow from the Capitol grounds Wednesday. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller) (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Snow blankets the Capitol in D.C. on Wednesday. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Snow blankets the Capitol in D.C. on Wednesday. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller) (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Snow completely blankets a neighborhood in Hagerstown, Maryland. (Courtesy Kirk Marek)
Snow completely blankets a neighborhood in Hagerstown, Maryland. (Courtesy Kirk Marek) (Courtesy Kirk Marek)
District residents brave the snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
District residents brave the snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Steve Dresner) (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
The District's Woodley Park got its fair share of snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
The District’s Woodley Park got its fair share of snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Brennan Haselton) (WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
Snow blankets crosswalks and roadways in Chevy Chase. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
Snow blankets crosswalks and roadways in Chevy Chase. (WTOP/Will Vitka) (WTOP/Will Vitka)
This very good dog braved the snowy weather Wednesday. (WTOP/Carlos Prieto)
This very good dog braved the snowy weather Wednesday. (WTOP/Carlos Prieto) (WTOP/Carlos Prieto)
It's a winter wonderland in Falls Church, Virginia. (WTOP/Hillary Howard)
It’s a winter wonderland in Falls Church, Virginia. (WTOP/Hillary Howard) (WTOP/Hillary Howard)
A plow fights the buildup of snow in Chevy Chase. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
A plow fights the buildup of snow in Chevy Chase. (WTOP/Will Vitka) (WTOP/Will Vitka)
A cardinal waits among snowy tree branches. (Courtesy Kathleen Malone)
A cardinal waits among snowy tree branches. (Courtesy Kathleen Malone) (Courtesy Kathleen Malone)
Snow collects in the Prince Frederick/Huntingtown area. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Snow collects in the Prince Frederick/Huntingtown area. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Snow coats a backyard in Garrett Park. (Courtesy Andy Field)
Snow coats a backyard in Garrett Park. (Courtesy Andy Field) (Courtesy Andy Field)
A snow plow makes its way through the District near Union Station. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
A snow plow makes its way through the District near Union Station. (WTOP/Steve Dresner) (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
It's eerily quiet on Caverly Ave. in Beltsville, Maryland, on Wednesday morning during the snowstorm. (Courtesy David P. Jesser)
It’s eerily quiet on Caverly Ave. in Beltsville, Maryland, on Wednesday morning during the snowstorm. (Courtesy David P. Jesser) (Courtesy David P. Jesser)
Snow in D.C.'s Woodley Park neighborhood. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow in D.C.’s Woodley Park neighborhood Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez) (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Readers report that road conditions are dangerous in Old Dominion in Arlington, Virginia. (Courtesy @GinoKusa via Twitter)
Readers report that road conditions are dangerous in Old Dominion in Arlington, Virginia. (Courtesy @GinoKusa via Twitter) (Courtesy @GinoKusa via Twitter)
It's a winter wonderland in Culpeper, Virginia, on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy @RandiLutz via Twitter)
It’s a winter wonderland in Culpeper, Virginia, on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy @RandiLutz via Twitter) (Courtesy @RandiLutz via Twitter)
Tire tracks cut through the snow at this Friendship Heights intersection. (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
Tire tracks cut through the snow at this Friendship Heights intersection. (WTOP/Brandon Millman) (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
Snow piles up in the Clifton/Centreville area of Fairfax County, Virginia. (WTOP/Ana Srikanth)
Snow piles up in the Clifton/Centreville area of Fairfax County, Virginia. (WTOP/Ana Srikanth) (WTOP/Ana Srikanth)
Dogs at the Lost Dog Rescue Kennel in Falls Church check out the snow Wednesday. (Courtesy Elizabeth Gaffin) (Courtesy Elizabeth Gaffin)
Dogs at the Lost Dog Rescue Kennel in Falls Church. check out the snow Wednesday. (Courtesy Elizabeth Gaffin)
Dogs at the Lost Dog Rescue Kennel in Falls Church check out the snow Wednesday. (Courtesy Elizabeth Gaffin) (Courtesy Elizabeth Gaffin)
Bethesda, Maryland, got a heavy dose of snow Wednesday morning. (Courtesy @JohnKonkus via Twitter)
Bethesda, Maryland, got a heavy dose of snow Wednesday morning. (Courtesy @JohnKonkus via Twitter) (Courtesy @JohnKonkus via Twitter)
Snow piles up on Route 15 near the Prince William-Loudoun counties line. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Snow piles up on Route 15 near the Prince William-Loudoun counties line. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A cold, and wet ride: Snow gathers on a Capital Bikeshare seat in Friendship Heights on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)
A cold, and wet ride: Snow gathers on a Capital Bikeshare seat in Friendship Heights on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley) (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)
Snow piles up in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning. (Courtesy @SylvieNFawley via Twitter)
Snow piles up in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning. (Courtesy @SylvieNFawley via Twitter) (Courtesy @SylvieNFawley via Twitter)
The snow view outside of the Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center shortly before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. (WTOP/Joan Jones) (WTOP/Joan Jones )
Snow sticks to the ground in Leesburg, Virginia, Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Dan Kelly via Twitter)
Snow sticks to the ground in Leesburg, Virginia, Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Dan Kelly via Twitter) (Courtesy Dan Kelly via Twitter)
Snow falls in the early morning hours Wednesday at National Harbor. (Courtesy George West)
Snow falls in the early morning hours Wednesday at National Harbor. (Courtesy George West) (Courtesy George West)
snow in Warrenton
Fast-falling snow is seen early Feb. 20, 2019 in Warrenton, Virginia. Driving conditions are described as lousy in Northern Virginia. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
snow on vehicle
A coating of snow covers vehicles in Fauquier County early Feb. 20, 2019. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein) (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
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A snow-capped White House and frozen Lafayette Square. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A small plow clears Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House’s north lawn on Wednesday. With the federal government closed, most of downtown D.C. was empty save for a few tourists snapping selfies in the snow. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
With a changeover to rain on Wednesday afternoon, half-melted slush pooled on most street corners along the National Mall, making life difficult for anybody hoping to keep their shoes dry. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A snow plow clears slush off Connecticut Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
No bikes on Pennsylvania Avenue, where commuting was slow on Wednesday between slushy road surfaces and caravans of treatment vehicles. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
By noon Wednesday, rain and sleet had mixed in with snow — and slushy messes like this, near Dupont Circle, were common in downtown D.C. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Well, at least someone is enjoying all the snow. (WTOP/Saeko Robinson)
Dupont Circle’s fountain in the snow. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Newspaper stands in Dupont Circle, covered with snow. Visible is Connecticut Avenue looking northward. Most stores in the area were open as usual. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
The storm that hit the D.C. area Wednesday brought plenty of snow to the National Cathedral. (Courtesy Evan Johnson)
Northern cardinals take the snow and sleet in stride. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Escalators leading into the Dupont Circle Metro Station on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow-covered escalators leading into the Dupont Circle Metro Station. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A view southbound on Connecticut Avenue toward Dupont Circle. The Washington Monument would normally be visible in the distance from this spot. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A snow-covered street sign near D.C.’s Dupont Circle on Wednesday morning. Normally busting with commuters at this time, traffic in this Connecticut Avenue neighborhood was light on Wednesday morning, with most residents indoors or salting sidewalks. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow and sleet had stuck to most parked vehicles in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. Pictured: A vehicle was its wipers raised near the Macedonian embassy on Wyoming Avenue, NW. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow accumulates on a plant in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
About three inches of snow had fallen in northwest D.C. by mid-morning Wednesday — easily manageable for residents, but enough to snarl long-distance travel and close schools and federal offices. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
In northwest D.C.’s Kalorama Heights neighborhood, snow was sticking to roadside signs and vehicles by mid-morning Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
On Wednesday morning, Rock Creek Park was — unsurprisingly — most devoid of commuters, save for some joggers and residents of northwest D.C. walking dogs. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A thoroughly frosted Rock Creek, seen from Beach Drive near Rock Creek Parkway mid-morning Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
The entrance to Rock Creek in Woodley Park, mostly cleared of traffic. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Rock Creek, looking southwest from the Connecticut Avenue overpass just after daybreak on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Rock Creek Park seen from the Connecticut Avenue overpass in Woodley Park. Snow was accumulating quickly in the hours after sunrise Wednesday, making for a winter wonderland in D.C.’s largest park. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Traffic on Rock Creek Parkway under Connecticut Avenue was sparse, save for a few commuters, snow plows and the occasional jogger on Beach Drive. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A Jump bikeshare outside the Dupont Circle Metro Station. Despite the snow, some people were seen using bikes on the sidewalk. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A vehicle passes under snow-covered trees on Beach Drive under the Connecticut Avenue overpass in Woodley Park. Roads on Wednesday morning in northwest D.C. were slushy, but drivable. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A Capital Bikeshare station near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street, NW sits largely unused as heavy snow moves in on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Traffic on Rock Creek Parkway under Connecticut Avenue was sparse, save for a few commuters, snow plows and the occasional jogger on Beach Drive. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
There aren't many people, or cars, on the road in Northwest D.C. Wednesday. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Snow covers Annapolis. (WTOP/Joan Jones)
Plows make their way over Rock Creek Park in D.C. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
It's not the average rush hour at 8:55 a.m. on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Rick Massimo)
The view up 39th Street, just off Wisconsin Avenue, in Northwest D.C.just before 9 a.m. Feb. 20, 2019. (WTOP/Rick Massimo)
This Boston terrier does not appear to be enjoying Wednesday's weather in Vienna. (Courtesy @ReblandoPR via Twitter)
The D.C. region was hammered by snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A backhoe begins the messy task of cleaning up the snow in Purcellville. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station got a coating of snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Chris Cichon)
Takoma Park Police dogs play in the snow Wednesday. (Courtesy Takoma Park Police)
Plows on patrol along the GW Parkway south of Alexandria. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A plow hits the road in the District. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A D.C. resident checks his phone during the snowstorm. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Drivers make their way through dangerous conditions in D.C. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Maintenance crews shovel snow in Tenleytown. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Snow blankets the Capitol in D.C. on Wednesday. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Snow completely blankets a neighborhood in Hagerstown, Maryland. (Courtesy Kirk Marek)
District residents brave the snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
The District's Woodley Park got its fair share of snow Wednesday. (WTOP/Brennan Haselton)
Snow blankets crosswalks and roadways in Chevy Chase. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
This very good dog braved the snowy weather Wednesday. (WTOP/Carlos Prieto)
It's a winter wonderland in Falls Church, Virginia. (WTOP/Hillary Howard)
A plow fights the buildup of snow in Chevy Chase. (WTOP/Will Vitka)
A cardinal waits among snowy tree branches. (Courtesy Kathleen Malone)
Snow collects in the Prince Frederick/Huntingtown area. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Snow coats a backyard in Garrett Park. (Courtesy Andy Field)
A snow plow makes its way through the District near Union Station. (WTOP/Steve Dresner)
It's eerily quiet on Caverly Ave. in Beltsville, Maryland, on Wednesday morning during the snowstorm. (Courtesy David P. Jesser)
Snow in D.C.'s Woodley Park neighborhood. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Readers report that road conditions are dangerous in Old Dominion in Arlington, Virginia. (Courtesy @GinoKusa via Twitter)
It's a winter wonderland in Culpeper, Virginia, on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy @RandiLutz via Twitter)
Tire tracks cut through the snow at this Friendship Heights intersection. (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
Snow piles up in the Clifton/Centreville area of Fairfax County, Virginia. (WTOP/Ana Srikanth)
Dogs at the Lost Dog Rescue Kennel in Falls Church. check out the snow Wednesday. (Courtesy Elizabeth Gaffin)
Bethesda, Maryland, got a heavy dose of snow Wednesday morning. (Courtesy @JohnKonkus via Twitter)
Snow piles up on Route 15 near the Prince William-Loudoun counties line. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
A cold, and wet ride: Snow gathers on a Capital Bikeshare seat in Friendship Heights on Wednesday morning. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley)
Snow piles up in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning. (Courtesy @SylvieNFawley via Twitter)
Snow sticks to the ground in Leesburg, Virginia, Wednesday morning. (Courtesy Dan Kelly via Twitter)
Snow falls in the early morning hours Wednesday at National Harbor. (Courtesy George West)
snow in Warrenton
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