The snow arrives in the Mexico region just in time for the Wednesday morning commute. Several inches should accumulate. Drivers are encouraged to stay off the road and most schools in the area are closed. Here is what you need to know.
WASHINGTON – Wednesday morning shifts will be snow-clogged all around the BC region, with melting snow and freezing rain expected later in the day. Here is what to expect.
The snow enters the area between 4 am and 6 am, even if they have been pre-treated, the roads will be quickly covered with snow, said Storm Team 4 meteorologist Amelia Draper. The slush mingles with the snow between 10 and 11 hours, then turns into cold rain in most of the region.
Counties to the north and west of British Columbia could see freezing rain up to 22 hours. Wednesday and power outages are possible.
In the immediate vicinity of the development zone, the rain is expected to fall by 14 hours. at 5 pm Areas south of the BC See the rain immediately after the snow, regardless of the slush or ice.
Roads and transit
Local transit agencies canceled or changed Wednesday's service.
Authorities warn drivers to stay off the road. Federal offices and most schools in the Washington area are closed Wednesday.
Metro will only run buses on major roads and could reduce even further. Metro trains will run every 12 minutes on each line to allow de-icing equipment to circulate between passenger trains. Commuters are encouraged to take more time and be cautious when walking around parking lots, sidewalks and station platforms.
#WMATA reduction of Weds weekend rail schedule, buses should start the day only on main roads but could be further reduced; MetroAccess trips have been canceled 4a-7p except to return home https://t.co/HNmSCfPOkh #dctraffic pic.twitter.com/ACOQaqI8sJ
– Max Smith (@amaxsmith) February 20, 2019
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has asked residents to stay home if possible while the teams clear the roads.
As the storm moves from southwest to northeast, we expect snow in the morning, a winter mix in the afternoon and a cold rain in the evening.
Snow accumulations are expected to land between 2 and 5 inches for most of the region, with a possibility of 4 to 7 inches in the counties to the north and west of DC. accumulated snow. According to NBC Washington meteorologist Amelia Draper, up to 0.25 inches of ice could cover the top of the accumulated snow.
Winter storm warnings and weather warnings are in effect for most of the region.
Winter storm warnings have been issued for:
D.C .: 1h to 19h Wednesday
Maryland from 13h to 19h: Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Howard, Frederick, Baltimore and Carroll counties of Prince George
Virginie from 13h to 19h: Counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier, including the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park
Winter weather warnings are in effect for:
Maryland from 1pm to 4pm: Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's
Virginie from 13h00 to 16h00: Stafford and Spotsylvania counties, including the city of Fredericksburg
Morning: Snow, strong in places, up to 3 inches
Noon: The hail begins to mix. Plus 1 to 4 inches to the north and west of Washington
Afternoon: freezing rain / freezing rain
Evening: rain, pockets of freezing rain north and west of DC metro
High in the mid-30s
Thursday: Showers possible until 8:00 Clouds giving way to some sun
High in the 50s
Friday: Partly cloudy
Tops around 50
Saturday: A little rain or cloudy
High in the 40s
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