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Beneath all that snow is spring,
if you know where to look for it

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Enough about winter. We’re searching for spring wherever we can. Let’s face it: Frustrated gardeners, sandal shoppers and miniature schnauzers all long for a change of season.

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A record-breaking cold morning in Washington and across the Northeast

A record-breaking cold morning in Washington and across the Northeast

If yesterday’s snow wasn’t enough to make one yearn for spring, this morning’s deep freeze might have been.

Thursday’s record breaking snowfall and review of the forecast

Thursday’s record breaking snowfall and review of the forecast

4 to 10 inches of snow fell across the D.C. region. Let’s take a look back at the forecast and the poll results!

Icy road conditions, bitter cold temperatures in wake of storm

Icy road conditions, bitter cold temperatures in wake of storm

Scores of crashes occurred around the D.C. region on Friday, causing major traffic delays.

Normal Metro bus service to be restored Friday morning

Metro bus service is expected to be restored to full service by 10:30 a.m. Friday. But riders may experience delays as buses may face detours due to road conditions.

Snow days pile up in Montgomery, extending school year to June 17

Snow days pile up in Montgomery, extending school year to June 17

Montgomery had four snow days built into school calendar but now has closed school on seven days.

Metro trains on Orange Line sharing a track, other transportation problems on Friday

Delays on Metro’s Orange Line. Trains are sharing a track.

Next-generation tests roll out in Maryland, the District amid concerns

New tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards debut as tens of thousands take them locally.

Some parents across the country are revolting against standardized testing

Some parents across the country are revolting against standardized testing

Parents are refusing to let their children take standardized tests as the issue becomes more political.

Blistering wind chill smacks D.C. area early Friday as the frigid air lingers

Blistering wind chill smacks D.C. area early Friday as the frigid air lingers

Yes, it's cold. But think positively. This may be our last extremely cold day this winter.

The John Geer case: 18 months and still no decision on charges

The John Geer case: 18 months and still no decision on charges

The Justice Department’s ruling in Ferguson case offers possible insights into fate of Geer case at federal level.

Congresswoman asks FBI to brief her on teen said to aid a man to get to Syria

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock says she wants to make sure that officials can help support the FBI’s efforts.

Md. House approves ‘Anayah’s Law’ to keep kids out of dangerous homes

The bill is named after a Frederick toddler allegedly killed by her father after returning from foster care.

Progressive groups hope to draft Edwards for 2016 Md. Senate race

Progressive groups hope to draft Edwards for 2016 Md. Senate race

Two national organizations will begin raising money to encourage U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.).

Winter refuses to surrender as region braces for another snowy blast

Winter refuses to surrender as region braces for another snowy blast

A common refrain begins again: Federal offices shut; schools cancelled; travel disrupted.

As federal government closes, many private sector companies stay open

As federal government closes, many private sector companies stay open

Many in the private sector make their own calls on weather, staying open as long as possible.

Vietnam War memories: ‘Playing God’ as a 20-year-old Marine

Vietnam War memories: ‘Playing God’ as a 20-year-old Marine

A veteran’s grim job was to survey the casualty reports and select a soldier’s replacement.

Column

Kids, sleds in tow, take to the Hill to let freedom slide

Kids, sleds in tow, take to the Hill to let freedom slide

But the fight against tyranny would, ultimately, take a back seat to nap time.

Fairfax deputy county attorney could lose job over handling of Geer case

Fairfax deputy county attorney could lose job over handling of Geer case

Officials are trying to oust the person who advised police to withhold records in the deadly shooting.

Road conditions poor as snow begins to taper and temperatures plummet

Road conditions poor as snow begins to taper and temperatures plummet

Accumulations of 4-7 inches are likely in downtown and 5-10 inches to the north and west.

Cardinal Edward M. Egan, former archbishop of New York, dies at 82

Cardinal Edward M. Egan, former archbishop of New York, dies at 82

Cardinal Egan was a visible figure in New York after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Metrobus, Fairfax Connector, others suspending service due to poor road conditions

Metrobus, Fairfax Connector, others suspending service due to poor road conditions

Most local bus systems have suspended service or are operating limited service Thursday because of the weather conditions.

H Street NE smoke shop robbed at gunpoint

No paraphernalia was stolen.

D.C.-area delays and closings for March 6

D.C.-area delays and closings for March 6

Which schools have closed or delayed because of the weather?

New WSSC pipe in massive tunnel will keep water flowing to Pr. George’s

As the county grows, the new pipe also will maintain water pressure in Montgomery, the utility says.

Beneath all that snow is spring,
if you know where to look for it

Beneath all that snow is spring, <br> if you know where to look for it

Enough about winter. We’re searching for spring wherever we can. Let’s face it: Frustrated gardeners, sandal shoppers and miniature schnauzers all long for a change of season.

WSSC opens 5-mile tunnel in Montgomery to keep water flowing to Prince George’s

WSSC opens 5-mile tunnel in Montgomery to keep water flowing to Prince George’s

New pipe will ensure water pressure remains high throughout the Maryland suburbs as Prince George’s continues to grow, utility says.

‘Trap Out the Starbucks’ is a true D.C. snow day smash hit

Just because it’s a snow day, doesn’t mean you can’t still get work done. A coffee shop is a perfect place for that.

SchoolCast and FedCast for Friday, March 6 in D.C. area

SchoolCast and FedCast for Friday, March 6 in D.C. area

Many school systems have already announced they will close Friday. We expect many more will follow.

The city’s first equity crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal

The city’s first equity crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal

Organizers raised roughly $220K to open a large restaurant complex in Penn Quarter this spring

 

The John Geer case: 18 months and still no decision on charges

The Justice Department’s ruling in Ferguson case offers possible insights into fate of Geer case at federal level.

Rep. Andy Harris, considering Senate run, floats defunding the White House

As he ponders statewide office, Maryland’s only congressional Republican adopts a hard-line conservative talking point.

Part of Interstate 95 in Woodbridge briefly closed after big crash

Part of I-95 briefly closed in Woodbridge because of 10 vehicles and tractor trailer involved in crash. Not immediately known if injuries involved.

Normal Metro bus service to be restored Friday morning

Metro bus service is expected to be restored to full service by 10:30 a.m. Friday. But riders may experience delays as buses may face detours due to road conditions.

Part of Interstate 66 in Prince William County closed

The shutdown follows a crash that is causing a two-mile backup.

Metro trains on Orange Line sharing a track, other transportation problems on Friday

Delays on Metro’s Orange Line. Trains are sharing a track.

Winter refuses to surrender as region braces for another snowy blast

A common refrain begins again: Federal offices shut; schools cancelled; travel disrupted.

Metrobus, Fairfax Connector, others suspending service due to poor road conditions

Most local bus systems have suspended service or are operating limited service Thursday because of the weather conditions.

New WSSC pipe in massive tunnel will keep water flowing to Pr. George’s

As the county grows, the new pipe also will maintain water pressure in Montgomery, the utility says.

WSSC opens 5-mile tunnel in Montgomery to keep water flowing to Prince George’s

New pipe will ensure water pressure remains high throughout the Maryland suburbs as Prince George’s continues to grow, utility says.

Maryland bill would allow Uber to operate legally in the state

Lawmakers could also give the service temporary permission to operate pending new regulations.

George Washington Parkway’s northbound lanes are open again

Several vehicles became stuck in the snow.

Capital Bikeshare will raise membership prices

This is the bike network’s first price increase since its 2010 launch.

All Metrobuses will stop running at 9 p.m. tonight

Metrobus service is canceled tonight due to the weather.

The view of the snowfall from planes, trains, automobiles and sidewalks

Snow begins to fall, sticking to roadways. Here are some pictures, and tips for being safe.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

When everybody was kung fu fighting, this little girl took a liking to a foreign language.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

But the fight against tyranny would, ultimately, take a back seat to nap time.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

COLUMN | The D.C. Council’s approval of emergency legislation “is nonsense,” says one advocate.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A year after the 8-year-old vanished, the old D.C. General Hospital where she lived is still a shameful place for families.

Photo Galleries

Heavy snow throughout the East Coast

Winter refuses to surrender as D.C., New York and more endure another snowy blast.

Remnants of the war

Experts are combing through items that have been left at the Vietnam Wall over the years for a planned education display.

It’s all business at D.C.’s ‘Cannabis Academy’

City hosts a two-day expo to teach attendees how to make greenbacks from pot’s legalization.

A snowy Saturday for the Washington area

The cold ground was allowing snow to stick faster, making it difficult for road clearing crews to keep up.

Sentencing of Maureen McDonnell

Former first lady has been convicted of conspiring to sell the prestige of the governor’s office in exchange for loans.

The polar vortex makes a comeback

Washington-area residents prepare for more cold weather, as Friday’s temperatures promise to be extreme.

Obama chooses Joseph Clancy as new Secret Service chief

Obama has named his acting director and trusted former detail leader as the new permanent leader of the Secret Service.

Snowstorm Octavia hits Washington area

The nation’s capital clears out from another round of snow.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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