Federal Government Shuts Down for Snow Storm

Offices in Washington, D.C., are closed for the second time this winter.
3:00 | 01/21/14

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It's time for another winter wallop a powerful storm is bringing snow and frigid temperatures from the mid west across a wide swath of the East Coast. Washington the federal government closed along with schools and all of the surrounding areas before of late evening fell from the sky. But we know what's coming this winter blast already moved through the midwest where it dumped as much as two inches of snow an hour. Parts of Indiana are expecting as much as one to two feet of lake effect snow. Behind the snow another blast of dangerously cold temperatures. Chicago we'll -- -- windchill of 22 degrees below zero and in Minnesota wind chills nearly fifty below. It was just two weeks ago when a large part of the country was in the grip of a polar vortex gigantic massive swirling -- there that -- subfreezing temperatures. Water main breaks in multiple states cars. Throws it right to the street. This week's cold blast will come in -- cities like Washington new York and Boston won't get above freezing for d.s. And the bitter temperatures -- clear out until next week. This is the second time this winter the federal government has shut down for whether the first time in December it only -- Yesterday it was sixty degrees here in Washington but the snow is already coming down and so far this storm looks to be legit. Karen Travers ABC news Washington.

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