With the winter weather, there are lots of changes on mass transit in Washihngton, D.C., suburban Maryland and suburban Northern Virginia.
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said crews had been working around the clock to keep roadways safe. “It’s constant, and it is of concern to us,” she said.
The initial response to Wednesday’s snow and ice storm cost the Virginia Department of Transportation $1 million an hour in Northern Virginia alone.
A winter weather system has the region locked in its crosshairs. Winter storm warnings and advisories are posted for the region, with snow, sleet, freeing rain and rain all in the mix through Wednesday evening. Here’s what to expect.
Crews across the D.C. area are expecting a few challenges as more winter weather approaches, but transportation officials say their main priority is making sure roadways are properly treated, and have a common message for would-be drivers.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for much of the area from Tuesday evening into Wednesday evening. Snow accumulations of 5 or more inches are possible as well as a quarter inch or more of ice.
There’s good news for Washingtonians: Forecast guidance has shifted faster and further to the south, leaving anything measurable well to the south of the D.C. area.
A West wind gusting well over 30 mph is expected for most of the afternoon, says Storm Team4 meteorologist Chuck Bell. Highs will be in the mid-40s, but with wind chills at or below freezing for most of the day it will still feel very cold.
This morning brings with it the same wintry mix and icy conditions as Monday, though this time around it’s expected to give way to heavy rains later in the day.
The week began with sleet, freezing rain and snow around the D.C. area, resulting in school closings and delays as well as messy morning traffic on Monday. Tuesday will begin with more misery, but the worst of it will be confined to parts north and west of the District. Here’s what you need to know.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for D.C. and parts of Maryland and Virginia from 7 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday, with areas to the north and west of the capital most at risk for snarled rush hour traffic from icy conditions.
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