Schools closed, governments delaying openings as mid-Atlantic digs out after snowstorm


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WASHINGTON — Most school districts are closed and governments are delaying opening offices as the mid-Atlantic region digs out after a late-season snowstorm.

A blast of frigid air is settling into the area Friday in the wake of the storm that brought some spots their biggest snowfall totals for the winter. Officials are warning that roads are icy after temperatures dropped overnight. The National Weather Service says record snowfalls for the day were recorded Thursday at the region's three airports, including 9 ½ inches at Dulles International Airport.

The federal government, Delaware and the District of Columbia offices are opening late and most schools are closed. Liberal leave is in effect for Maryland state workers. Some transit agencies suspended bus service overnight, but are restarting with modified schedules and routes.

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