The Capital Beltway, always filled with cars, was empty at times. Metro, the area's rail system, shut down by 11 p.m., partly because of so-few riders. "Our car is stuck. We're not even trying," said Tihana Blanc who was walking her dog in northwest Washington.
Philadelphia, the nation's sixth-largest city, was virtually shut down with a record of nearly 27 inches. The Philadelphia International Auto Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center downtown was a ghost town. "Last year when I came, there was a line getting in," said Walt Gursky, 28. "Much more relaxing in here - you can actually see what you want."
Image: The trees and park benches in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, are covered in snow as snow continued to fall in the Washington area on February 6, 2010.