Storm Blasts Washington, DC, Moves Up Northeast

PHOTO: A jogger runs past the frozen Tidal Basin as a light snow falls on Presidents Day, Feb. 16, 2015 in Washington.PlayKatherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images
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The season's first major snow storm to blast large parts of the South struck the nation's capital this morning, then headed up the winter-weary East Coast.

After weeks of snow in the Northeast, the mid-February storm raked several Southern states on Monday, when many schools and business were closed for Presidents Day.

By this morning, it had moved into the Mid-Atlantic states, prompting the federal government to close Washington-area offices to most workers.

PHOTO: Pablo Hortal, 11, sleds down a street in Winston-Salem, N.C. as snow falls, Feb. 16, 2015.Lauren Carroll/Winston-Salem Journal/AP Photo
Pablo Hortal, 11, sleds down a street in Winston-Salem, N.C. as snow falls, Feb. 16, 2015.

About 7 inches of snow fell on Washington, D.C.

Boston –- which has been slammed with historic snowfall totals during the past month –- will get a reprieve this storm, with just about 1 inch expected later today. Cape Cod could get as much as four inches.

About 15 inches of snow was reported in Logan, West Virginia, with a foot of snow falling in parts of Missouri.

PHOTO: Boyle County Sheriff Marty Elliott drives slowly in the deep snow, Feb. 16, 2015, on U.S. 127 in Danville, Ky.Clay Jackson/The Advocate-Messenger/AP Photo
Boyle County Sheriff Marty Elliott drives slowly in the deep snow, Feb. 16, 2015, on U.S. 127 in Danville, Ky.

Up to three inches of sleet was reported in Tennessee.

A colder air mass is lurking behind the storm, with record lows possible Thursday and Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.