Washington bracing for St. Patrick's Day storm

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Snow is closing schools and governments throughout the mid-Atlantic region again and authorities are urging people to stay off the roads.

The federal government and the District of Columbia government are closed Monday. Maryland has closed state offices until noon with liberal leave in the afternoon and Delaware closed state offices in Kent and Sussex counties and will open New Castle County offices late.

Crews have been clearing snow overnight, but transportation officials warn that roads are still dangerous.

The National Weather Service has received reports of nearly 6 inches of snow early Monday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and more than 10 inches in Hillandale in Montgomery County.

Heavy snow closed Reagan National Airport's runways. Dulles International Airport and BWI are seeing many cancelations, but are open.

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