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Washington DC snow storm: How many inches of snow in DC & Washington DC snow totals

7 February, 2010

WASHINGTON, (KUNA): Washington DC snow storm: How many inches of snow in DC & Washington DC snow totals. Snowstorm continued on Saturday to hit Washington and mid-Atlantic states cutting power on hundreds of thousands of Americans and paralyzing the nation's capital.

Snow was falling from southern Indiana to Washington, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey and major international airports in the area stopped their operations and the roof of a private jet hangar collapsed at Washington Dulles International and causing the United States Postal Service to shut down all its operations in the Washington area.

Washington had so far nearly 20 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service, while a record snowfall for Baltimore and Maryland with a 21 inches.

The Washington metro system was only running underground and the bus system was suspended.

Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty held a news conference assuring there was no serious injuries describing the storm as "certainly as much snow as any of us have seen in our lifetime." Pepco, the primary power company in the Washington area, reported that more than 196,000 customers went without power in result of the storm in addition to 92,000 customers in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties, 73,827 customers in Northern Virginia and 34,587 customers in Maryland.

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