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An eight foot icicle hangs from the roof of a house on Veazey Street in northwest Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) Schools remained closed but more workers returned to their offices as the Washington region continued to dig its way out of record-breaking snowfalls. After four days of closures, the federal government opened its offices today.

WASHINGTON (AP) A northwest Washington Safeway store is following up on the IOUs customers left when they found the store with doors open during the snow storm but with no employees. Safeway officials say four of 10 customers who wandered into the unstaffed store during Wednesday's blizzard took groceries. All left cash or an IOU on the counter.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metrorail is opening with limited service and some bus routes are running, but most buses will stick to streets along snow emergency routes. More bus routes will begin to run today as more roads become passable, but 15 Metro stations remain closed as crews dig out tracks.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro says a six-car red line train has derailed near the Farragut North station in downtown Washington, but just three minor injuries have been reported. A spokeswoman says only the front wheels of the train's first car slipped off the rail just after 10 a.m. today.

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