Debris, slick roads make for hazardous morning commute

WASHINGTON — A powerhouse storm barreled through the D.C. area pouring rain on the region and bringing gusting winds on Sunday night and Monday morning.

So far, rainfall has averaged 1-2 inches, making the past 24 hours the wettest in the past two months.

Here’s how the storm might impact your morning.

WEATHER

A wind advisory is in effect for the region until 10 a.m., with wind gusts reaching up to 45 mph during the Monday morning commute.

Rain will continue to pelt the region early Monday morning, but will taper off before noon.

Temperatures will be chilly throughout the morning but will warm up to the mid-to-upper 50s later on.

“Currently, with the rain around, it is cool across the area, with temperatures in the upper 40s,” NBC Washington’s Sheena Parveen said.

Overnight, winds reached 50 mph, causing power outages, road closures and littering the roads with debris.

ROADS

A number of roads throughout neighborhoods may be impacted by high water, downed wires, fallen branches and slippery foliage.

Ryan Road in Loudoun County, Virginia, is closed in both directions due to downed wires. Officials say it will reopen around noon.

The Bay Bridge was closed overnight once winds reached and exceeded 50 mph, but reopened around 4:30 a.m. All Maryland Transportation Authority bridges remain under wind warnings, however.

Catch the most recent traffic report.

COMMUTING/TRAVEL:

All MARC trains on the Camden Line have resumed service after being temporarily suspended when a tree fell on the tracks near Laurel, Maryland. Riders can expect delays from 40 to 60 minutes.

Commuters can also use the Metro alternative or the Penn Line. Metro will honor tickets for the Camden Line.

POWER OUTAGES:

Over 27,000 power outages have been reported as of 5 a.m. Here is the latest on power outages in the area. Information is reported from major power companies, including Pepco, Dominion, Smeco, NOVEC and BG&E.

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