PHOTOS: DC area’s first major snowfall of 2019

WASHINGTON — The first snowfall of the year arrived over the weekend of Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, leaving the entire WTOP listening area coated in snow.

See photos as the region endures the forecast snow, and share your own by tweeting @WTOP, emailing, or through the WTOP apps for Apple and Android phones.

Almost 11 inches of snow on a backyard table in Bethesda. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
There’s still a lot of work to be done on this roadside near Falls Church, Virginia, where snow-covered cars were still a common sight on Monday morning. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
The storm gave way to a serene wintry morning in this Montgomery County park. Most of D.C.’s northwest suburbs received over 10 inches of snow, with some totals near Germantown and Gaithersburg over one foot. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
After a midday respite, another burst of heavy snow returned to northwest D.C., on Sunday evening and roadways previously cleared had again become difficult to drive on. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
D.C.’s Woodley Park neighborhood saw over 24 hours of steady snowfall, covering cars in over a half foot of powder. Their uncleared canopies were one sign most of the city stayed put on Sunday, rather than journey out onto icy roadways. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A lone car heads north on Beach Drive, seen from the Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge between Woodley Park and Adams Morgan on Sunday evening. Roads were still passable but slick, amid a wonderland of blanketed trees in Rock Creek Park. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A cyclist carves a line through the slush on the Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge, looking west toward Connecticut Avenue on Sunday evening. Much of the sidewalk heading into Adams Morgan remained untreated at that time, save for a small number of residents shoveling snow. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow drifts down from the roof of a McDonald’s franchise in Adams Morgan. Despite the slush, life in one of the D.C.’s most popular neighborhoods went on largely as normal on Sunday night, with most bars and stores still open. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Work was underway to clear Calvert Street, NW on Sunday night, which had again become a snowy mess with heavier bands of precipitation moving back into the area after a lull during the day. Temperatures were expected to drop further overnight, with a significant chance of widespread icing on Monday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
An icy Boulder Bridge over Rock Creek on Sunday evening. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Meet Bear the Sheepadoodle, enjoying his time outdoors in Silver Spring. That area of Maryland saw over 10 inches of snow by Monday morning. (Courtesy Rachel Rushforth)
Snow covers a dinosaur in Alexandria, Virginia. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
It can still be sunny and snowy at the same time. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
Hopefully, the birds don;t mind the snow. (WTOP/Ed Kelleher)
A sled waits for a rider in Alexandria. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Families sled at Angel Park in Alexandria, Virginia on Jan. 13, 2019. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
A dad takes in a child for a sled ride in Alexandria’s Angel Park. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Ruckus the beagle walks in the snow in Alexandria, Virginia. Ruckus is a former Pet of the Week. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Snowballs fill a sled. Look out, neighbors. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Snow comes down in Rock Creek Park on Sunday. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Snow falls on a bridge in Rock Creek Park. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Snow covered trees make a great wintertime image. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
According to WTOP’s Carlos Prieto, Abby Prieto is a big fan of the snow. (Courtesy of Olivia Prieto)
The Washington Monument was the site of a massive snowball fight on Sunday. (WTOP/Keara Dowd)
Driving could be tricky at different points during the day on Sunday as snow continued to fall. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
People bundle up to make the trek into the snow on Sunday. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Some people gave their snow sculptures a distinctly D.C. theme. (Courtesy of Raymond Raftovich)
Snow blowers and shovels hurriedly worked to cleaner the driveway and paths around the Washington National Cathedral. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Despite the possibility of more snow, cleanup efforts were already underway and moving at a quick pace in most of D.C. Roadways impassable overnight were largely cleared of snow by mid-morning, though work continued on side streets such as this one near the National Cathedral. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A lone bicycle, snowed-in at a Capital Bikeshare station on Wisconsin Avenue. Even though roads were slowly improving, traffic in this part of northwest D.C. was still mostly snowplows, salt trucks and pedestrians.
Snow piles on top of tables and chairs on the patio of a restaurant in Northwest D.C. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A cap of snow on a fire hydrant in D.C.’s McLean Gardens neighborhood. As of Sunday at noon, D.C. had received about 6 inches of snow, with more on the way. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
By mid-morning Sunday, Wisconsin Avenue had been largely cleared of snow. Side streets were still being swept. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
People make their way towards Capitol Hill for some sledding. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
The Washington Monument towers over a snowman built on the National Mall. (WTOP/Keara Dowd)
This is Gus. Early reporting suggests Gus is a good boy who’s enjoying the snow in Bethesda. (WTOP/Keara Dowd)
Molly Valm gives her new snowy friend a warm hug. (Courtesy of Steven Valm)
Kids sled on the Hill. (WTOP/Mitchell Miller)
Ready for a snowball fight in Alexandria, Virginia. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Church Street in Northwest D.C. covered in snow. (WTOP/Lisa Wiener)
A snow-covered escalator at the College Park Metro station on Sunday morning. (Courtesy Paul Milligan)
Snow had accumulated on vehicles and roadways in northwest D.C. before dawn on Sunday. View looks east down Cathedral Avenue toward Connecticut Avenue. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
A very good dog enjoys the first snowfall of the year in the D.C. region. (Courtesy of Katie Hahn via Twitter)
Snow blankets patio furniture in Gainsville, Va. (Courtesy of Heidi Rhodes via Twitter)
An idyllic morning in Hillsboro, Va. on Sunday. (Courtesy of Jon Parrish Peede)
WTOP’s own Brandon Millman sent in this picture of Wisconsin and Davenport NW, in D.C. on Sunday. (WTOP/Brandon Millman)
By early morning Sunday, around 4 inches of snow had fallen in northwest D.C. — more than enough to coat bicycles left outdoors. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow accumulating on tables outside a restaurant along Wisconsin Avenue in northwest D.C. on Sunday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
The view looking west on Woodley Road near the National Cathedral in northwest D.C. on Sunday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Bushes and pine trees weighed down by the snow on Sunday morning. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Connecticut Avenue in Woodley Park, northwest D.C. around 4 a.m. Sunday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Vehicles covered in snow and ice were a common sight walking through northwest D.C.’s Woodley Park neighborhood on Sunday. (WTOP/Alejandro Alvarez)
Snow falls outside the White House on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (WTOP/Kyle Cooper)
The U.S. Capitol is under a blanket of snow of Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (WTOP/Kyle Cooper)
Snow covers the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (WTOP/Jared Ruderman)
Stacy Keating documents a snowy night in Herndon, Virginia, on Jan. 12, 2019. (Courtesy Stacy Keating via Twitter)
Snow blankets Rockville, Maryland, on Saturday, Jan. 12. 2019. (Courtesy @_jshek via Twitter)
Heavy snow falls on Wisconsin Avenue in D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Snow falls in West Springfield, Virginia, on Saturday, Jan. 12. 2019. (Courtesy Steve Muth)
A couple takes in the first flakes late Saturday at the Reflecting Pool. The District and nearby suburbs could see upwards of 8 inches of snow by late Sunday. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
On Arlington Memorial Bridge, the reversible center lane will remain blocked during the snowstorm to give plow operators a place to put the snow. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Snow plows on the ready in Gainesville, Virginia. (Courtesy Andrew Shippin via Twitter)
In North Arlington, the snow is coming down and sticking to grass and untreated surfaces. (Courtesy Paul Brickley via Twitter)
A snapshot of light snow starting to accumulate at a northern Virginia winery. (Courtesy Jesse Weikel via Twitter)
Residents who planned to leave their cars outdoors tonight made sure to keep their wipers from sticking to the windshield. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
Snow was starting to stick on the playground surface in Northwest D.C. on Saturday afternoon just before 5 p.m. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
An empty playground on a Saturday afternoon reflected both the accumulating snow and the frigid temperatures. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
A community garden showed a little color near the National Cathedral, along with a dusting of snow. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
No one was planning any picnics on Saturday afternoon. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
Snow started to accumulate on branches at a local park in Northwest D.C. by 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)
Snow falling in Fairfax County during the storm’s early stages in Fairfax County, Va. (Courtesy Keith Rouleau via Twitter)
Just minutes into the storm, Snickersville Turnpike in Bluemont, Virginia, is already covered in a light blanket of snow. (Courtesy James Dougherty)
The Giant in the Cathedral Heights neighborhood in D.C. was packed before the snow started. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Water, milk and bread were some of the popular items people purchased ahead of the snowstorm. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks at Dept of Public Works and Transportation facility. The county has been getting ready for the snowfall with snow plows and salt. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Snow plows are staged on the side of the inner loop of the Capital Beltway near Tysons corner Saturday afternoon ahead of the expected snowstorm. (WTOP/Kyle Cooper)
A salt spreader is at work as it pretreats the roads on D.C.’s Southeast Expressway. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Prince George’s County’s snow-fighting vehicles are ready at the county salt domes in Forrestville. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)
Plow wait on Snickersville Turnpike and Airmont Road in Round Hill, Virginia, in Loudoun County. (Courtesy James Dougherty)
Residents are preparing for the storm’s impacts at the busy Round Hill Exxon station in Loudoun County. (Courtesy James Dougherty)


PHOTOS: DC area’s first major snowfall of 2019


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