As a partial authorities shutdown continues within the US, the longest in its historical past, residents of the Washington space woke on Sunday to search out that heavy snow had fallen in a single day.

Snow is seen falling at night in front of the White House

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Nonetheless extra snow is predicted to fall, however listed below are footage exhibiting the scenes in Washington on Sunday:

People sledging on Capitol Hill in Washington

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Winter Storm Gia introduced the primary snow of the 12 months to Washington

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People sledging on Capitol Hill in Washington

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Individuals took to Capitol Hill to sled down the slope

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Statue of Andrew Jackson covered in snow

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Snow blanketed a statue of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of america, in Lafayette Sq.

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A vehicle clears snow to create a path next to the White House

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US Park Service staff needed to clear snow from the White Home driveway

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People participate in a snowball fight on the National Mall

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Snowball fights ensued on the Nationwide Mall

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Three women wear American Revolution outfits while walking in snow

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Three ladies had been seen strolling in Rock Creek Park wearing American Revolution outfits

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A man kite surfs in the snow

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A person used a kite to snowboard on the Nationwide Mall subsequent to the Washington Monument

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A man in a sleeping bag sleeps in the snow

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A homeless man was seen resting above a heat air vent close to the White Home.

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A hawk dives to catch prey in the snow on the National Mall

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Photographer Ting Shen caught this shot of a hawk diving to catch prey within the snow on the Nationwide Mall

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A dog wrapped up in the coat of a man

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Vinny the canine was wrapped up heat with its proprietor in Fairfax Station, Virginia

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