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Photos show icy aftermath of winter storm that killed 3 people and left hundreds stranded on frigid Virginia highway

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Photos show icy aftermath of winter storm that killed 3 people and left hundreds stranded on frigid Virginia highway
  • A snowstorm hit the Washington DC metropolitan area and other parts of the East Coast on Monday.
  • The storm dropped 14 inches of snow in parts of Virginia and 15 inches in parts of Maryland.

A winter storm in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area left three people dead and hundreds stranded on a Virginia highway from Monday afternoon into Tuesday.

Photos of the aftermath of the storm show icy roads, downed trees, and people playing in the snow on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

The storm dumped 14 inches of snow in parts of Virginia, 14 inches in parts of Delaware, and 15 inches in parts of Maryland as of Monday night, the National Weather Service said.

In Maryland, the Montgomery Police Department told the New York Times that three people died when their car collided with a snowplow on Monday. Another person was also injured in the incident, police said.

The storm also canceled hundreds of flights and shut down schools, according to the Associated Press. Hundreds of thousands of people across Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland were left without power, according to PowerOutage.us.

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Photos from the storm show trees, roads, and even traffic lights blanketed with snow in Washington, DC.

Photos from the storm show trees, roads, and even traffic lights blanketed with snow in Washington, DC.
Snow falls during a winter storm over the capital region on January 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.Pablo Porciuncula/AFP via Getty Images

Snow plows worked to clear the roads in the nation's capital following Monday's storm.

Snow plows worked to clear the roads in the nation's capital following Monday's storm.
A snow-plow removes snow on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial after a winter storm over the capital region on January 3, 2022 in Washington, DC.Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty Images
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There was enough snow in Washington, DC, to cross-country ski on the street.

There was enough snow in Washington, DC, to cross-country ski on the street.
Jamie Earl uses cross country skis while passing East Capitol Street, amid a snow storm on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2022.Tom Brenner/Reuters

A downed tree blocked part of a road on Capitol Hill.

A downed tree blocked part of a road on Capitol Hill.
A visitor crosses Independence Avenue behind a fallen tree, amid a snow storm, outside the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2022.Tom Brenner/Reuters
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Some people started a snowball fight on the National Mall following the storm.

Some people started a snowball fight on the National Mall following the storm.
People clash during the "Battle of Snomicron" snowball fight along the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2022Tom Brenner/Reuters

In Maryland, meanwhile, snow covered the streets in Bethesda.

In Maryland, meanwhile, snow covered the streets in Bethesda.
A street is covered in snow in Bethesda, Maryland on January 3, 2022. - A winter storm is bringing heavy snow to Washington, DC and the mid-Atlantic region on Monday.Pedro Ugarte / AFP via Getty Images
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In Virginia, hundreds of people were stranded in their cars with little food and water for hours when I-95 closed due to snow.

In Virginia, hundreds of people were stranded in their cars with little food and water for hours when I-95 closed due to snow.
This image provided by the Virginia department of Transportation shows a closed section of Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, Va. Monday Jan. 3, 2022.Virginia Department of Transportation via AP