Photos: Snowstorm blankets D.C. area

Snow falling, as seen through gaps among pillars.
Snow falls over the U.S. Capitol Monday in Washington, D.C. There is a winter storm warning for the district and adjacent counties until Monday afternoon.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
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A winter storm packing heavy snow was expected to roll into the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central Maryland overnight, bringing at least 3 to 7 inches of snow to the area through Monday afternoon.

Snow falling, seen from the steps of the Capitol
A worker clears a walkway as snow falls over the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 3.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Three pedestrians and their dog brave a winter storm.
A winter storm is projected to bring at least 3 to 7 inches of snow to the D.C. area through Monday afternoon.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
A wide shot of people walking through falling snow in front of U.S. Capitol building
Pedestrians brave the elements as snow falls over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
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A vehicle's lights seen from afar, surrounded by a landscape caked in snow.
Crews work to clear roads as snow falls over in Washington, D.C.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)