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  • Baltimore braces for freezing temps, declares ‘Code Blue’

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore health officials are warning residents of below freezing temperatures and sub-zero wind chills, and are activating a Severe Code Blue emergency warning for the city through Saturday. During Code Blue emergencies,…

  • Fairfax County parents feel strain of school closings, delays

    Editor’s Note: This story has been modified to correct the information regarding the number of snow days Fairfax County schools have used. WASHINGTON — Children may be delighted when schools are closed, but many parents have had…

  • For Montgomery County teacher, a snow day carries a different joy

    SILVER SPRING, Md. — All the weather-related school delays and closings in the D.C. region this winter have been a challenge to deal with — not just for parents, but for teachers too. “I grew up…

  • More snow possible before spring arrives

    WASHINGTON – The countdown clock to the beginning of spring on March 20 can’t tick quickly enough for Washingtonians sick of enduring winter weather. But, March and April can be tricky here weather-wise. “As recently…

  • Photos: Ice, fog cover D.C. area

    Ice and fog cover the region for the Monday morning commute. View photos of the weather and submit your own on Twitter using #WTOP.

  • Storm drops up to 8 inches of snow in parts of Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An overnight winter storm dropped up to eight inches or more of snow in some parts of Virginia. National Weather Service reports from spotters across the state show snowfall totals Thursday…

  • Winter storms bust local budgets

    WASHINGTON — Winter storms that have repeatedly slammed the D.C. region this season have led to some steep budget shortfalls for statewide cleanup crews. In Virginia, the Department of Transportation has a substantial snow removal…

  • Photos: Snow cripples Thursday morning commute

    WASHINGTON — Snowfall on Thursday morning dusted the region and caused complications for many people’s commutes. See photos from around the D.C. area.

  • Snow-fighting crews preparing to hit the roads

    WASHINGTON — Snow-fighting crews from northern Virginia to suburban Maryland are getting ready to throw on their boots, climb into their trucks and lower their plow blades. “We’ll have about 1,480 trucks across northern Virginia…

  • The decision to close Montgomery County schools: ‘There’s no glory in it’

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — When the forecast calls for snow, officials in Montgomery County are left with an expensive decision — whether to close schools for the day. The state of Maryland requires schools to have…

  • Long after the snow is over, your car is in danger

    WASHINGTON — Winter storms move on, but the road salt and brine don’t go anywhere. Often, the mix loiters by clinging to vehicles, and that’s bad for your ride. “The [road brine] is wonderful when…

  • How much does it cost to clear all that snow and ice?

    WASHINGTON — This winter’s been a budget-buster for the state of Maryland. State Highway Administration spokesman Dave Buck says roughly $50 million was budgeted for winter road clean up, and the state’s already spent $70…

  • As snow melts, local airports get back on track

    WASHINGTON – Hundreds of flights in the D.C. region were cancelled Saturday. But as the snow begins to thaw, local airlines are trying to get back on schedule. There were dozens of pre-cancelled flights Sunday…

  • Western Maryland counties discourage travel during snow

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say driving conditions have become hazardous in western Maryland because of snow-covered roads. Snow emergency plans were put into effect Saturday morning for Washington County, Frederick County and…

  • Messy Saturday: Snow, sleet and rain

    WASHINGTON — What a frigid Friday! A record low of 5 degrees at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport broke the previous record of 8 degrees set back in 1896. On a side note, this was the…