After the city of Washington, D.C., ran out of shelter space for homeless people ahead of Friday's massive snowstorm, Mayor Muriel Bowser began placing some of D.C.'s more than 1,000 homeless families in motels outside the city.
Hundreds of homeless families had to be shifted to motels in Maryland after the city ran out of both shelter space and motel rooms, according to a report by the Washington Post
The city government said the number of families requiring shelter across the state line is approaching record numbers given the storm.
Bowser's officials expressed concerns about the fact that many of the homeless families and singles holed up in motel rooms in Maryland would not have access to grocery stores for days.
District officials were reportedly sent out of the city Friday to bring groceries to those families.
Winter Storm Jonas is expected to dump as much as two feet of snow over the D.C. area this weekend.