Snow storm hits Washington


A winter storm carrying heavy snow and strong winds swept parts of the southeastern states of the United States and the central Atlantic states on Monday, and the density of snow that fell on Washington and Philadelphia ranged between 12 and 25 centimeters, with winds of 64 kilometers per hour, according to the National Meteorological Agency. air.

The storm caused the closure of federal offices and schools, and cut off power to 661,000 residents of Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. About 3,000 flights were canceled, and more than 5,000 other flights were delayed, including President Joe Biden’s flight, which was affected by the weather, as his plane was delayed for 30 minutes upon his return to Washington until the snow was cleared from the landing runway at the airport.

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