MONDAY: AM Freezing Rain to Rain, Cold and Gray
Wind: SE 3-6 mph
OVERNIGHT: Partly Cloudy and Cold (Black Ice Possible)
Wind: North10-15 mph
TUESDAY: More Clouds than Sun, Breezy & Brisk
Highs: 26°-32° | Chills: Teens
Wind: North 10-15+ mph
WEDNESDAY: Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Few Snow Showers Possible (Esp South)
Highs: Mid 30s
THURSDAY: Partly Cloudy, Milder
Highs: Near 40°
FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny, Nice
Highs: Low 40s
70, 79: Due to traffic congestion at Georgia & Farragut St NW and 7th & Rhode Island Ave NW, buses are experiencing up to 15 minute delays.
01/12/2015 06:06 AM
29K, 29N: Due to a water main break at Main St & Pickett Rd, buses to King St may experience delays.
01/12/2015 06:01 AM
G2: W/B buses will detour at Wisconsin Av & P St and end service at Dumbarton St. Bus stops west of Wisconsin Av will not be served.
Utilities - Electric and cable
WTOP has gathered a list of utility phone numbers.
The phone numbers to the electric companies are available by texting POWER to 91035.
High pressure will increase our temperatures on Sunday before heading off the east coast. An area of low pressure will push out of the Great Lakes region that night, eventually moving into the New England area through Monday while dragging a cold front eastward along with it. There’s also a weak area of low pressure over Texas. The interaction between these pressures will allow for moisture to flow in from the Gulf and right into the Mid-Atlantic.
Read more in Lauryn Ricketts' latest blog.
The National Zoo closed at 4 p.m. Sunday due to the inclement weather expected on Monday.
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SHA crews are closely monitoring the storm, pre-treating roadways and they are ready to respond in full force as soon as wintry precipitation begins to fall.
With freezing rain in the forecast, SHA crews will attack the storm using salt, salt brine and sand to provide additional traction for vehicles and assist with deicing the roads.
SHA encourages the use of public transportation tomorrow and urges caution while walking to and from transit stations as slippery conditions are expected.
Drivers can view the latest road conditions on SHA’s website at www.roads.maryland.gov and clicking “CHART.” Travelers may obtain the latest free traffic and weather information by calling 5-1-1 from a landline or a hands-free mobile device or logging onto www.MD511.org.
Maryland’s 511 service now offers free text and email alerts for most frequented routes through 511Direct – simply register and set your routes and preferences online.
Forecasters are predicting a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain to begin after midnight and change over to rain between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Rain will continue throughout the day and should end by 6 p.m. Monday evening. The temperature at the onset of the precipitation is expected to be below freezing and climbing to the upper 30’s to low 40’s in the afternoon.
The wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain may cause icy road conditions for the morning commute. Motorists are encouraged to follow the safety tips listed below when driving:
• Add extra time for traveling;
• Drive slowly and stay alert;
• Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you; and
• Use caution when driving over bridges, ramps and overpasses.
To report roadway conditions, residents should wait 12 hours after the precipitation has stopped before calling CountyClick at 311, the Snow Information Center at 301-350-0500 or go to the County’s website at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov to report adverse road conditions via the Snow Request Form.
This weekend, crews pre-treated major roads and trouble spots in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties.
On interstates 66, 95, 395, and 495—including bridges and ramps prone to freezing such as the Springfield interchange, I-66 at Route 29 and the Capital Beltway interchange at Route 1—crews use liquid magnesium chloride. Problem spots on other major roads, such as the Fairfax County Parkway and routes 1, 7, 28, 29, 50 and 123, are pre-treated with salt brine.
Overnight tonight, about 1,450 trucks will report to stage and begin treating roads throughout Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties.
VDOT reminds drivers to use caution in winter weather, and:
Get more details on snow removal in northern Virginia.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drivers in the Mid-Atlantic region are being warned about possible icy conditions during the Monday morning commute.
With forecasts calling for freezing rain early Monday and into rush hour, crews in Maryland and in the District of Columbia will be applying salt to roads in an effort to keep them from freezing over.
The Maryland State Highway Administration is urging drivers to delay or cancel early-morning travel.
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