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The George Washington Hospital says the extreme cold weather caused leaking pipes on two floors to flood.
"We're seeing an unprecedented number of calls," says John Townsend, a spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
Four Montgomery County, Md., schools closed early Tuesday because of a loss of power and heat, and burst pipes.
The cold weather set records in the Washington area on Tuesday, but as afternoon turns to evening, the winds will lighten up and Wednesday will see a bit of a warmup.
Roadside assistance calls to AAA Mid-Atlantic are up in Virginia because of cold temperatures.
With temperatures as cold as they are, keep common sense in mind as you head outside.
The weather will soon dip the lowest temperature the region has seen in 20 years. And if the outdoor air is too chilly for you, it's too cold for your pet, as well.
Some area localities are reminding people of places in their area where people can come in from the cold.
Fairfax County police are urging to car owners to lock their vehicles and not to leave their running unattended on this cold winter mornings. Thieves aren't deterred by the cold.
Hi: 58 °F | Lo: 41 °F