Frozen Mid-Atlantic Region Braces for More Snow

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WASHINGTON - Another massive winter storm is expected to drop more snow and ice on an already frozen Mid-Atlantic region.

Just as the area got a clear day, Monday, to begin clean up, another big storm that's already coated the Midwest is headed east, ready to bury the region yet again.

"The difference here is I know which lump of snow is my car," resident Janet Ridge joked.

Even with a sunny Monday, there's so much snow that cities like Washington, D.C., are still paralyzed.

Area schools were closed, though D.C. considered holding classes but faced city-wide opposition to that possibility.

"It is ridiculous for people to even think about having to try to get their kids to school," one parent said.

The closest airport to D.C. also remained closed and the District's 220,000 federal workers also had the day off. Buses and trains operated in some places for a few hours.

Thousands have been without power since last Friday and some are not expected to regain service until this Friday.

Some residents took the wild weather in stride.

"I'm from New Hampshire so this is nothing," commuter Ned Goodwin said. "But obviously there's some damage so the city has to get itself back on its feet."

Getting around is still tough and even dangerous in many areas.

Forecasters say the second storm will hit Washington, D.C., Monday evening and could drop another 10 to 20 inches.

The snow comes less than two months after a snow storm dumped more than 16 inches on the nation's capital in December. Washington has received more than a foot of snow only 13 times since 1970, according to the National Weather Service.

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