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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22:  A man walks in the snow on Constitution Avenue January 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. A winter snowstorm is forecasted for the East Coast this weekend with prediction of up to two feet of snow for the DC area. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22:  A man walks in the snow on Constitution Avenue January 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. A winter snowstorm is forecasted for the East Coast this weekend with prediction of up to two feet of snow for the DC area. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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With DC officials warning the snowstorm could be a "life or death" event, the city of DC had largely shut down by the early afternoon as snow began to blanket the National Mall. CNN Correspondent Chris Frates reports.

A new kind of DC shutdown

With DC officials warning the snowstorm could be a "life or death" event, the city of DC had largely shut down by the early afternoon as snow began to blanket the National Mall. CNN Correspondent Chris Frates reports.