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Photos of the Day: Snow Doesn’t Stop Capitol Hill This Time

Photos of the snow day in Washington as captured by Roll Call’s photographers

Workers clear the East Plaza of the Capitol on Wednesday. Congress is in session. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress is in during the snow storm that is expected to bring several inches of snow to D.C. (and much more in the outlying areas). Appropriators are negotiating a 12-bill omnibus to keep the government open past a Friday deadline.

As Washington awaits news of a government funding plan, some in the city have taken to the Capitol grounds for the ever-popular sledding on the West Front.

Here’s the snow day in photos:

Kids and adults sled down the hill on the west side of the Capitol during the snow storm in Washington on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Kids and adults sled down the hill on the west side of the Capitol during the snow storm in Washington on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Capitol is framed by snow covered branches on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Capitol is framed by snow covered branches on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Snow Day in Washington: Sledders, Cancelled Events and Waiting for the Omnibus

A more-than-six-foot tall snowman stands on the west side of the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A more-than-six-foot tall snowman stands on the west side of the Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A tourist takes a selfie in front of the Capitol during the snow storm. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A tourist takes a selfie in front of the Capitol during the snow storm. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 21: With only two entrances open to the Hart and Dirksen buildings, visitors wait in a long line in the snow to enter the Hart Senate Office Building Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Visitors wait in a long line in the snow to enter the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday morning. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

With only two entrances open to the Hart and Dirksen office buildings on Capitol Hill, the business-as-usual mantra that Congress has adopted this snow storm was not so usual. People waited in a long line to enter the Hart building.

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Tourists walk down the stairs to the Capitol Visitor Center entrance during the snow storm in Washington on Wednesday morning. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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