Snow moves out, but slick side roads trouble D.C. area
WASHINGTON -- Snowfall has ended around the D.C. area, but left behind messy, slick side roads Tuesday.
While most major roads and interstates have been plowed, treated and salted around the region, many people are reporting that secondary roads are still covered in snow and ice.
Overnight, temperatures dipped into the 20s causing freezing conditions on the roadways, particularly the side roads, as well as bridges, ramps and overpasses.
Storm Watch 7 Meteorologist Matt Ritter says ice on the roadways won’t melt anytime soon either. Highs on Tuesday will only be in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest will add an extra chill.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
There have not been any major local weather-related traffic issues at this time.
However, drivers should be aware that roads are wet and icy patches are possible on bridges, overpasses, ramps and side streets.
Several transit companies have announced delays and cancellations for the early part of this week as a snowstorm hits the Northeast.
CLOSINGS AND DELAYS:
Several school systems issued closings and delays for Tuesday. Get the full list on WTOP's Closings and Delays page.