Photos: 'Snowquester' hits D.C., Northeast

People walk as snow falls at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, March 6. A winter storm that set snowfall records in Chicago arrived in the capital region early Wednesday, shutting down federal offices and schools. It's been dubbed "snowquester," a play on the recent forced spending cuts in government.

People walk as snow falls at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, March 6. A winter storm that set snowfall records in Chicago arrived in the capital region early Wednesday, shutting down federal offices and schools. It's been dubbed "snowquester," a play on the recent forced spending cuts in government.