The snowstorm that swamped the Washington region Wednesday contributed to the deaths of at least three people, left thousands without power and dealt commuters a seemingly neverending drive home.

In Anne Arundel County, a Pasadena man was killed by a pick-up truck with a snow plow early Thursday.

A Baltimore cab driver got stuck in the snow at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and died after his taxi caught fire.

In Washington, another person died after a tree fell on his pickup truck.

Alan Ishihara, from the District, said he was lucky to escape from a similar situation. As he was driving up Massachusetts Avenue near American University, he was hit on the head when a falling tree flattened his car.

He said he must have been leaning forward.

“It’s a miracle I’m alive,” he said.