After snow, deep freeze sets in

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Mid-Atlantic region is preparing to dig out and bundle up after a storm that dumped inches of snow gives way to dangerously cold temperatures.

Many schools systems in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware and northern Virginia are closed Wednesday. The federal government is opening two hours late, Delaware's state offices are closed and many local governments are closed or opening late.

Temperatures in the single digits are expected for most of the region Wednesday. Unofficial snowfall totals from the National Weather Service range from 3.5 inches in Washington and 4.1 inches at Baltimore-Washington International Airport to 7 inches in Frostburg in western Maryland and 10.5 inches at the Wilmington Airport in Delaware.

Authorities blamed two crashes that killed three people Tuesday at least partly on the weather.


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