Snow storm moves out of Mid-Atlantic, but cold will linger

BALTIMORE (AP) — A snow storm has moved off the Mid-Atlantic region, but officials say frigid temperatures are expected to linger for several days.

Meteorologist Kevin Witt with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia said parts of southern Maryland such as St. Mary’s County and Calvert County got between 5 and 7 inches of snow on Saturday. Witt says Baltimore saw about an inch of snow while some of the areas around Washington got only about a half inch.

The National Weather Service reports that nearly 10 inches of snow were reported in southern Delaware while Dover saw 3.5 inches.

The snow is expected to stick around for a while. Witt says high temperatures will be in the upper 20s and low 30s, with lows dipping into the teens and possibly single digits at night in some parts.

Parts of Virginia get close to a foot of snow

Weather officials say some parts of Virginia have been blanketed under close to a foot of snow as the storm moves out of the state.

State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email that state police responded to more than 500 crashes and nearly 700 disabled vehicles across the state between midnight and 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Geller said a man died in a Greene County crash that’s being blamed on slick roads. She says the man’s SUV ran off the road, struck another vehicle, then ran off the road and overturned in a creek.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. He has not yet been identified.

The National Weather Service said parts of southeast Virginia had seen nearly a foot of snow by Saturday afternoon.

More than 11 inches were reported in Williamsburg, while meteorologists say Richmond saw more than 6 inches.

The National Weather Service says about 5 inches of snow fell around Roanoke.

The storm was winding down in central Virginia by Saturday afternoon, but a blizzard warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. for southeast Virginia, including Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Officials are urging residents to stay home so workers can clear the roads.

Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up