Winter’s Parting Shot: Snow Closing Offices, Schools in Mid-Atlantic States

March 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Snow has been falling in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast as winter-weary motorists faced another potentially treacherous commute Monday morning, just days before the start of spring.

Snow is closing schools and governments throughout the mid-Atlantic region again and authorities are urging people to stay off the roads.

The federal government and the District of Columbia government are closed Monday. Maryland has closed state offices until noon with liberal leave in the afternoon and Delaware closed state offices in Kent and Sussex counties and will open New Castle County offices late.

Crews have been clearing snow overnight, but transportation officials warn that roads are still dangerous.

The National Weather Service has received reports of nearly 6 inches of snow early Monday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and more than 10 inches in Hillandale in Montgomery County.

Heavy snow closed Reagan National Airport’s runways. Dulles International Airport and BWI are seeing many cancelations, but are open.

Forecasters warned that travel in the snowy areas could be dangerous and urged drivers not to let their guards down. Federal offices in the Washington area were closed for the day Monday.

Winter’s return follows several days of spring-like temperatures. With spring officially starting Thursday, people weary of shoveling snow are hoping that the latest storm will be winter’s final encore.