Yonhap News AgencyMarch 3, 2014 14:33
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, March 3 (Yonhap) -- U.S. federal offices and schools in Washington, D.C., and nearby towns were closed Monday as a powerful winter storm pummeled the region again.
Cars or pedestrians were rarely seen on the main streets of the U.S. capital and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed, with up to 8 inches of snow forecast throughout the day. Freeze warnings were issued across the eastern U.S. area.
Government workers were told to stay home, while emergency and telecommuting employees were ordered to follow their agencies' policies.