Mid-Atlantic braces for more snow, slick roads

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WASHINGTON (AP/WAVY) — Another winter blast is heading toward the Mid-Atlantic region with rain expected to turn into snow and bringing winds and falling temperatures.

The National Weather Service placed the area under a winter storm warning beginning Sunday evening and extending to Monday afternoon. The warning covers northern Virginia, the Washington area, Annapolis, southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore to the Delaware coast.

The winter storm warning has been extended to Baltimore and central Maryland. Northern and western Maryland are under a winter weather advisory.

On Sunday afternoon, the weather service was predicting accumulations of 4 to 8 inches of snow in the Washington area. The heaviest snow is expected after midnight and through early Monday morning. In Delaware, 6 to 10 inches are possible.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is urging drivers across the Commonwealth to prepare for dangerous conditions. Crews will be out across the state to treat and clear roads.

VDOT also offered tips for winter weather driving:

  • If you must head out, take it slowly.
  • Don’t accelerate or brake hard.  That’s what could start sliding and loss of control.
  • Give yourself extra time to get where you are going.
  • Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Be careful of bridges and overpasses, as they will freeze first.

 

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