After 'Bomb Cyclone,' DC region facing extreme cold temps, sub-zero wind chill

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Maryland's Eastern Shore was blasted with snow and high winds as the highly-anticipated "bomb cyclone" made its way across the region Thursday.

As the winter storm continues to head north, the D.C. area is now preparing for extreme cold temperatures and sub-zero wind chills overnight into Friday, which have already caused several school districts to announce closings and delays.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for the entire D.C. region from 10 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday. Some areas will see wind chill ranging from 5 degrees to -10 degrees overnight.

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The heaviest snow amounts from the coastal storm on Thursday were found along the beaches of Maryland and Virginia.

In Ocean City, Maryland, not only was snow falling, but wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour helped pick up sand from the beaches and sent them flying into the air, greatly affecting visibility.

Ocean City was slammed with 11 inches of snow, according to FOX 5's Sue Palka. In St. Mary's County, some areas received around 6 inches of snow.

The District experienced fringe effects of the storm as it received less than an inch of snowfall.

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The snow and ice snarled traffic throughout much of the D.C. region Thursday morning as crews worked overnight to salt roads in preparation.

Maryland and Virginia governors both declared a state of emergency ahead of Thursday's storm to help mobilize resources.

FOX 5 viewers flooded us with amazing photos and videos of the snow as it piled up throughout the DMV. Submit your snow photos and videos to FOX 5 by using #fox5dc on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!