(NBC NEWS) Washington, D.C. faces its heaviest snowfall in two years as a sloppy winter storm moves in from the Midwest, shutting down federal offices and threatening to dump between four to six inches of snow on the nation’s capital on Wednesday.
Snow began falling around midnight, and was expected to snarl traffic and hold up commuters, NBC Washington reported. Most school districts in the surrounding area were closed as 4,000 salt trucks and plows set out to clear roads through northern Virginia.
A fierce, late-season storm has been pummeling the Midwest, making a snowy mess on sidewalks and highways and creating headaches for air travelers. NBC's John Yang reports.
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