Washington surrenders to nature’s onslaught

The Nation’s Capital fell to conquerors this week, defeated by a mighty force that overwhelmed the might of a world superpower.

The Washington Post announced on its front page that the National Capital Region “surrendered” to Mother Nature.

Overwhelmed by the weekend blizzard that dumped more than two feet of snow on the center of power and politics in America, nature hit the region with a second strike Tuesday, adding five inches of snow to the mix along with sleet, freezing rain and more misery and woe.

Federal officials announced the government would remain closed for the week. The city’s Metro subway system is operating only underground, leaving suburbs without service because most of their stations — including the one that serves Washington’s National Airport — are above ground.

Service is also cut off to the Pentagon because the lines that serve the underground station there must travel above ground beforehand.

Snow continues in the Washington area today and more than 3,000 homes and businesses remain without power.

To make matters worse, high winds moved into the area overnight, toppling trees and bringing down power lines

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