HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Associated Press) — Last weekend’s crippling blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 60 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. The agency gave the storm…

Federal workers in the Washington area have yet to have a normal day since the snowstorm. The government was closed from noon Friday through Tuesday. On Wednesday and Thursday, federal workers started with a three-hour delay

Some students in Maryland and Virginia learned that their snow holiday will continue through Friday. Crews in Baltimore and Washington were still working to clear streets, and trash collection remained spotty in places.

Virginia had the highest death toll — 12 — and state police there reported more than 8,400 calls for assistance.

At least five deaths across the region involved people sheltering inside cars that filled with carbon monoxide after their exhaust pipes were covered by snow. They included a 3-year-old girl in Passaic, New Jersey, who succumbed Wednesday, four days after her mother and brother died as her father shoveled snow outside their running car.

A state of emergency continues through Friday afternoon in four West Virginia counties. The state transportation department says it used about 22,000 tons of road salt in four days.

More than 127,000 people lost power during the storm in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. Northern Alabama saw several inches of snow.

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Associated Press writers Jessica Gresko in Washington; Juliet Linderman in Baltimore; John Raby in Charleston, West Virginia; Steve Szkotak in Richmond, Virginia; Bruce Shipkowski in Trenton, New Jersey; Travis Lollar in Nashville; and Katie Foody in Atlanta contributed to this report.

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