5 of 7: Snow plows clear snow and slush from Route 50 in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, March 6, 2013. A winter storm marched into the Mid-Atlantic region Wednesday and dumped more than a foot of snow in some places, knocking out power to nearly 200,000 homes and businesses. Virginia appeared to take the biggest punch from the storm, which pummeled the nation's midsection a day earlier. The weather largely spared the nation's capital, yet the typically bustling city had all but shut down ahead of the storm because officials didn't want a repeat of 2011, when a rush-hour snowstorm stranded commuters for hours. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP Photo/ Cliff Owen)

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