Storm Leaves 200,000 Without Power

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (March 6, 2013)--The winter storm that threatened the nation's capital didn’t produce as much snow Wednesday as forecasters expected to Washington itself, but elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region, it dumped more than a foot of snow and knocked out power to nearly 200,000 homes and businesses.

Virginia appeared to take the biggest punch from the storm.

Dozens of National Guard soldiers were sent to central and northern parts of the state to help, and utility crews were scrambling after the high winds and the wet, heavy snow snapped tree limbs, knocking out power to 170,000 customers in Virginia alone.

The streets in Washington were quiet.

The threat of as much as 10 inches of snow prompted federal offices and schools across the region to close.

In Pennsylvania and Ohio, many areas had received 4 to 6 inches of snow.


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