UPDATED: March 6, 2015 1:24 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — A blast of frigid air is settling into the area Friday in the wake of the storm that brought some spots their biggest snowfall totals for the winter and record low temperatures.

The National Weather Service reports that temperatures hit record lows Friday morning at Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

BWI reached 10 degrees, breaking the previous records of 13 degrees set for the day in 1873 and 1901. Dulles reached 9 degrees, breaking the old record of 15, which was set in 1978.

The late-season snow storm also broke records at the three local airports, including a 127-year-old record.

NWS reports that 9 ½ inches of snow fell at Dulles International Airport on Thursday. That broke a record of 1 inch set for the day in 2001.

At Reagan National Airport, 4.8 inches of snow fell, breaking a record of 4.4 inches set in 1888 in the nation’s capital. 6.2 inches of snow fell at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, breaking the record of 4 inches set in 1902.

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Some transit agencies are modifying service in the region.

Maryland officials are operating commuter bus service on a lighter schedule Friday and some bus routes in the Baltimore area were diverted and delayed.

There is no service on MARC’s Camden or Brunswick lines, but the Penn line is operating on a lighter schedule.

Virginia Railway Express service is also operating on a light schedule. Amtrak is running fewer Northeast Corridor trains.

In the Washington region, Metro resumed modified bus service early Friday after suspending service overnight. MetroAccess paratransit service is expected to be suspended until at least noon Friday.

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There were several major accidents reported Friday morning, as refreezing created icy roads for many drivers.

Pepco reports that 87 customers have been affected by Friday morning outages, and 65 customers of Baltimore Gas and Electric are currently affected by outages.

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