Forecast of heavy snow leads to closure of federal offices in D.C.

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A winter storm filled with 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 by Monday afternoon.

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The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Monday. The weather service said winds of up to 35 mph are expected and travel is expected to be very difficult due to hazardous conditions.

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weather forecast center said Up to 2 inches of snow can fall per hour in some areas, and thunderstorms are possible. Localized snowfall totals can reach 10 inches.

Snow began to fall in parts of Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky on Sunday night. a winter storm warning There was also an impact in parts of northern Alabama and southern Tennessee, and parts of Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia.

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According to the National Weather Service, winter storm effects were expected throughout the South, the Appalachian states, and the Mid-Atlantic.

In Washington, the US Office of Personnel Management announced that federal offices in the region would remain closed on Monday. OPM said on its website that emergency workers and telework workers would continue to work.

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