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Historic snowstorm in D.C. leaves a mess to be reckoned with
Washington gets hit with a winter wallop
As officials tally the total accumulation from the snowstorm that began Friday, residents begin to shovel out, coping with power outages and traffic accidents -- and sometimes stopping for snowball fights.
By Carol Morello and Ashley Halsey III
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The Washington region was paralyzed by a blizzard that dumped more than two feet of heavy snow on the area by late Saturday, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people, toppling trees and reducing many streets to pedestrian pathways.