ENVIRONMENT
02/17/2015 04:36 pm ET Updated Feb 18, 2015

When Life Gives You Snow, Have A Massive Snowball Fight

When a snowball fight is on, no one is safe.

That's what hundreds of snow-loving Washington D.C. residents found out during a massive battle near Dupont Circle Tuesday morning. Much of the nation's capitol was closed for the day after being hit with the first major snowfall of the season.

Despite the cold, many embraced the winter weather that's been plaguing much of the East Coast this year. And as one Instagrammer wisely said: It may have been "too extreme to go to work, but not too extreme for a snowball fight."

  • Jerry Rogers, 23 from Perry, Ga., gets hit in the face by a snowball as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball figh
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    Jerry Rogers, 23 from Perry, Ga., gets hit in the face by a snowball as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2015.
  • Hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2015. Washington
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    Hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2015. Washington saw the first major snowfall of the winter season over night and many people took advantage of of the day off by enjoying the snow. Samuel Corum / Anadolu Agency (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  •  A woman throws a snowball from the fountain as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Wa
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    A woman throws a snowball from the fountain as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2015.
  • Participants take part in a snowball fight with over one hundred people in Dupont Circle February 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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    Participants take part in a snowball fight with over one hundred people in Dupont Circle February 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.
  • A man gets ready to throw snowballs in Dupont Circle February 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. T
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    A man gets ready to throw snowballs in Dupont Circle February 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. T
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  • The outside force attempts to assault the inner fountain as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont
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    The outside force attempts to assault the inner fountain as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2015.
  • A man retreats under fire after trying to assault the inner fountain as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball figh
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    A man retreats under fire after trying to assault the inner fountain as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2015.
  •  A man gets pelted with snowballs while trying to assault the inner fountain as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowb
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    A man gets pelted with snowballs while trying to assault the inner fountain as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2015.
  • A man raises his arms in surrender after getting pelted with snowballs while trying to assault the inner fountain as hundreds
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    A man raises his arms in surrender after getting pelted with snowballs while trying to assault the inner fountain as hundreds of people gather for a massive snowball fight at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. on February 17, 2015.
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