Photos: Spring snowstorm hits the District

Media Credit: Sam Hardgrove | Assistant Photo Editor

Emil Kostal, who lives in District House with his parents – professors Jakub Kostal and Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal – builds a snowman in Kogan Plaza Wednesday.

Snow piled up around the District Wednesday – the first full day of spring.

The University, the federal government and other spots around D.C. shut down for the day, and locals took to the streets to enjoy the inclement weather. Here are scenes from the day:

Sam Hardgrove | Assistant Photo Editor

A student walks past Monroe Hall during the snowstorm Wednesday morning.

Jack Fonseca | Hatchet Photographer

Snow falls around the Tidal Basin Wednesday. The District received a total accumulation of about 2 to 6 inches of snow.

Isaac Jonas | Staff Photographer

A man participates in a snowball fight on the National Mall.

Donna Armstrong | Hatchet Photographer

A runner jogs through melting snow alongside the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

Lillian Bautista | Hatchet Photographer

A snow-covered mallard duck stands at the base of the reflecting pool during the snowstorm.


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