The storm made driving during the morning dangerous, but the roads began to clear up by late in the morning, with just side streets to worry about. However, overnight temperatures could cause a refreeze in the morning.
WASHINGTON – The winter storm that brought snow, freezing rain and sleet to the D.C. region has left a trail of ice and slippery roads in its wake.
The storm made driving early Saturday morning dangerous, but roads began to clear up by noon. Low overnight temperatures will cause a refreeze Sunday morning, and drivers are warned to take extra precautions. For their part, transportation crews have cleared most of the roads and put down salt in anticipation.
“Especially watch those secondary roads like bridges and overpasses,” says ABC 7 meteorologist Steve Prinzivall. “They will be the first to freeze up.”
Clouds are expected to increase throughout Sunday, with a light drizzle likely in the evening. Highs will be in the mid 30s.
“It’s not going to be a perfect Sunday,” says Prinzivall. But by Monday, temperatures will be creeping up toward the 50s.
Flights are operating at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Dulles International and Reagan National airports, though there have been instances of long delays and even some cancellations. Check with your airline before heading to the airport.
Local utilities Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric say they closely watched the storms. The power companies did not report any widespread outages during the storm.
Several activities for Saturday are canceled. Find all the closings and delays here.
Many sidewalks in the area are covered in a sheet of ice and snow, and it’s legally your responsibility to clear them in most places.
In the District, residents are responsible for clearing walkways and sidewalks in front of their homes within eight hours after the snow has ended.
If you live in Montgomery or Arlington counties, you have 24 hours to shovel. In Prince George’s County, you have 48 hours.
There is no law in Fairfax County, but residents are encouraged to clear their sidewalks within 48 hours.