Snow piles up, snarling roads and wreaking havoc for travelers and residents alike

Snow continued to blanket the D.C. region Saturday and snarl roads and highways, wreaking havoc for local residents.

Accumulation cracked two feet in certain spots around the area as workers scrambled to keep up with the steady snowfall. Thousands in the area were left without power as the fluffy stuff felled tree branches and knocked over power lines. Dominion Virginia said it had restored power to about 101,000 of 207,000 customers affected as of noon.

At Dulles International Airport, part of a hangar roof collapsed and damaged some of the private jets housed inside. However, no one was hurt, said Courtney Mickalonis, spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The Atlanta Hawks-Washington Wizards game scheduled for Saturday night was postponed. Neither the Wizards or Hawks were able to fly to Washington after their games Friday, according to the NBA. The Wizards played at Orlando and the Hawks were at home against the Bulls Friday.

Even President Obama, accustomed to rough Chicago winter weather, ran into some trouble. A tree branch cracked and fell on a motorcade vehicle with press inside when the president was returning from a speech at the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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