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Posted at 5:15 AM ET, 02/22/2008

Update: Icy Mix Overtakes Region

By Jason Samenow

Expect slick morning commute

Winter Storm Warning in effect until 10 p.m. tonight

School Closings | Traffic

Federal Government Status: Open under unscheduled leave policy

Light snow, which fell only in very small quantities (mainly less than half an inch) overnight, has changed over to freezing rain and sleet across much of the area. Freezing rain and sleet will continue through the morning, accumulating on trees, powerlines and untreated sidewalks and roads. Temperatures, currently in the upper 20s to around 30, should remain below freezing through noon. During the afternoon, temperatures may near or surpass the freezing mark in DC and points south and east, but are likely to remain below freezing north and west of the District as precipitation continues.

Please use considerable caution if you need to commute this morning -- walking and driving. Because it did not snow much overnight, untreated surfaces that just look wet, may in fact be quite icy. While many major roads have been treated and will just be wet, ramps, overpasses, elevated roads, and bridges may be icy.

For the rest of the forecast, frequently asked questions and storm timeline, see our Team Forecast from last night.

Next update: Around 9am, or before if necessary

By Jason Samenow  | February 22, 2008; 5:15 AM ET
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