Snowstorm blankets Washington D.C.

Bus services suspended, streets remain covered in snow.

Bus services suspended, streets remain covered in snow.

WASHINGTON D.C. - Schools and business were shuttered Thursday as the U.S. capital was slammed by nearly 23 centimeters of snow Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

Winter Storm Pax led to the suspension of bus services throughout the District of Columbia, and much of the surrounding suburbs. Most streets throughout the district remain unplowed, excluding snow emergency routes.

As much as 45 centimeters of snow was recorded in areas outside of the capital.

While the storm impeded businesses and schools, off-work employees and their families took to the District to enjoy the wintery weather. Snowball fights erupted on the National Mall, while cross-country skiers and kite boarders used the approximately 1.6 kilometer national park as a makeshift ski resort.

An additional two to ten centimeters of snow or rain are expected before the storm finally relents.

Pax has been the worst storm of the season so far.

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