Harsh winter keeps going back East

A morning commuter walks to a train station during a winter snowstorm Monday in Philadelphia.

Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and offices closed and people from the South and Mid-Atlantic to Northeast reluctantly waited out another storm indoors.

With accumulations of 4-to-6 inches in Washington, Monday’s storm would have been the largest in the nation’s capital in all of last year. But in the seemingly endless winter of 2013-2014, it came 2½ weeks after a much bigger storm, and the region settled into a familiar routine of hunkering down.

— The Associated Press