Spring, mercifully, is scheduled for Thursday.
The nation's capital and parts of the Mid-Atlantic were spanked again Monday morning with another winter snow, making St. Patrick's Day cold and messy.
Snowfall at Dulles airport in Sterling, Va., totaled 10 inches at 10 a.m., the agency said. Accumulations in the region reached as high as 11 inches in the Montgomery County, Md., community of Hillandale, about 10 miles north of Washington.
For Philadelphia, the 4.5 inches of snow that fell as of 8 a.m. made this winter the second-snowiest on record. The National Weather Service said 67.4 inches had fallen so far for 2013-14.
Federal offices in the D.C. area were closed and schools were shut in D.C., Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties, according to NBC Washington.
About 40 passengers on a coach bus were examined after the vehicle overturned on the I-95 in Stafford County, NBC Washington's Eun Yang reported.
The Weather Channel's Chris Dolce said there was "potential for both the Monday morning and afternoon commutes to be affected by snow in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia."
First published March 17 2014, 2:13 AM