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Winter storm drops snow on DC region

Friday - 1/3/2014, 10:37pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a storm blew through the Washington region overnight, roads are being cleared and many schools systems are closed.

The federal government and the District of Columbia government were open Friday, but workers had the option of taking leave or teleworking.

The National Weather Service says the storm dropped at least two inches of snow in Washington and up to seven north of Baltimore. The agency had forecast up to a six-inch snowfall in that area.

Maryland's State Highway Administration is urging "extreme caution" for motorists because plummeting temperatures will quickly turn wet spots on the road icy.

Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric report that power has been restored to nearly all of the more than 6,300 customers who lost electricity.

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