The U.S. capital and a large area along the Atlantic coast has begun digging out from record snows left by a blizzard the National Weather Service described as "historic."
Municipal workers cleared streets Sunday while emergency crews tried to restore electricity to several hundred thousand homes that lost power. The blizzard swept into several mid-Atlantic states Friday and continued through Saturday evening, dumping 50 to 100 centimeters of snow on parts of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It was blamed for two deaths in the region. The storm paralyzed Washington with around 60 centimeters of snow - one of the largest totals ever recorded in the U.S. capital. Bright sunshine on Sunday gave snow-covered Washington the feel of an Alpine village.
Meanwhile, children had a great weekend playing in the snow.
Rafa Rahman is a student at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virgina. She is in the 10th grade.
In an interview with Voice of America, Rafa spoke about her experiences and how much she enjoyed the snow. She spoke about playing in the snow and how she made a "snowman."
Rafa and her friends had a great time over the weekend before school opens and they have to go back to school!