Snow moves out, but slick side roads trouble D.C. area


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.


Snow showers tapered off by mid morning Tuesday, making way for partly sunny skies. Expect windy and chilly conditions as gusts reach up to 20 mph. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30s and wind chills will be in the teens and 20s.

The cold, blustery conditions could contribute to icy roadways, so drivers should be cautious.


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.

Get the latest traffic updates on the WTOP traffic page or by following @WTOPTraffic on Twitter.


Several transit companies have announced delays and cancellations for the early part of this week as a snowstorm hits the Northeast.

Amtrak has modified the schedule for some routes. Thousands of flights have been cancelled as the Northeast braces for the coming blizzard. 


Several school systems issued closings and delays for Tuesday. Get the full list on WTOP's Closings and Delays page.

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