WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 28, 1922 -- The nations' capital was blanketed with a record breaking snow fall of more than 18 inches today.
Transportation was practically at a standstill. Streets were blocked, streets cars were useless in the early hours of the day and automobiles were stalled. At daylight, after 15 hours, the snowfall was continuing. Weather reports show that a huge snowfall was general over the middle Atlantic states.
Washington was practically snowbound from the rest of the world, being cut off entirely from the north. No trains arrived from New York or left for northern points during the forenoon.
A heavy snowfall during the day continued to add to the present drifts, which are now reported to be 10 or 12 feet deep in some places. With snow still falling, the record for the past years has been passed.
Reports from over the area affected are that the same or like conditions prevail. The reports indicate that over many states in the middle Atlantic section, transportation companies are practically unable to function.