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Storm clutches Northeast in a snowy, icy grip; D.C. shut down
Storm clutches Northeast in a snowy, icy grip; D.C. shut down

WASHINGTON -- A full-blown nor’easter huffed and puffed its way through the mid-Atlantic region Thursday, shutting airports and government offices a day after the storm battered much of the Old South, leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity and many heeding warnings to stay home and avoid dangerous roads. Up to more than a foot of snow had fallen in parts of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania and the storm was still packing plenty of power as it punched its way through the metropolitan New York area, heading toward New England. In a winter that has already seen many snowfall records blown away by a series of furious storms, the current blizzard was pouring more...

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