Snow continues to fall and traffic remains backed up on both major roadways and side streets at 8 p.m. The snow began to fall around 3 p.m. Wednesday in the metro area and it has been coming down at the rate of one to two inches an hour.
Forecasters say to expect any where from six to ten inches of accumulation.
Major power companies are reporting thousands of outages, and snow crews can't get to work because traffic is blocking the roadways.
Metro rail experienced problems at several rail stations and Metrobus is suspending service at 9:30 p.m.