Intercity bus services to resume
4:58 p.m. Update: Washington Deluxe says its bus services have resumed.
1:40 p.m. Update: BoltBus says it plans to resume normal service on Tuesday.
1:05 p.m. Update: DC2NY says it has added bus service for Tuesday and the rest of the week to accommodate rebooking.
12:23 p.m. Update: Megabus plans to resume service at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
7:15 a.m. Update: The Washington Deluxe bus service is also canceled for Monday.
8:11 p.m. Update: Megabus service in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia is canceled until at least 4 p.m. Monday. BoltBus and DC2NY canceled their entire Monday schedule. Greyhound is also experiencing cancellations and delays.
6:34 p.m. Update: Through 5 p.m. Virginia State Police responded to 2,269 calls for service. Troopers investigated 621 crashes statewide, with no traffic fatalities.Troopers responded to 395 calls for disabled vehicles.
4:50 p.m. Update: Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has issued a state of emergency. No drivers should be on the roads unless there is a "significant business or health reason."
4:42 p.m. Update: One eastbound lane of the Bay Bridge is closed due to an accident. One lane of the outer loop is closed due to a two-vehicle accident at Clara Barton Parkway.
However, the situation in the Washington region generally looks pretty good, unlike in New York where some portions of the Long Island Expressway have become accident-littered parking lots.
4:20 p.m. Update: The Post's Ed O'Keefe reports that the federal government expects to have normal operations on Monday. Start thinking about your commute now. We're not aware of any limitations on transit services yet but if you're driving you should allow extra time as conditions will be slippery. We're also expecting windy conditions throughout the area, which may affect driving.
4:09 p.m. Update: The Post's Michael E. Ruane reports that I-95 north of Baltimore is just wet with moderate traffic moving at 60 mph. Salt trucks are parked on median. There is light blowing snow.
4:06 p.m. Update: Delays are widespread along major routes from New Jersey to Boston, with heavy congestion reported along the Interstate 95 corridor. No one should be driving in the conditions there.
3:57 p.m. Update: Several inches of snow have accumulated in Ocean City -- including measurable snowfall on the boardwalk and the beach itself. Mayor Rick Meehan tells The Associated Press that the resort town could end up with a foot of snow. He says, "It's a bit of a pain, but it's beautiful out there right now."
The Capital Weather Gang is reporting seven inches of snow in Salisbury, and a blizzard warning is in effect for the Delaware beaches, with 12 to 18 inches of snow and gusts of 40 mph.
Snow has also pushed west into Loudoun County, with expected gusts in some Northern Virginia counties in excess of 45 mph between 9 tonight and 9 p.m. Monday.
-- Associated Press and Staff Reports
2:35 p.m. Update: State highway officials say southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore are getting the worst of the snowstorm.
Kellie Boulware of the State Highway Administration says the Cambridge area in particular is getting heavy accumulation and that some roads there are treacherous, including U.S. 113. She says crews are making multiple passes to try to keep the pavement clear.
Boulware says the agency has plenty of crews and equipment in place to handle the state-maintained roadways on the Eastern Shore and has not diverted any workers across the Bay Bridge. She says more than 2,000 state workers and contractors were deployed statewide Sunday to help remove snow from the highways.
-- Associated Press
2:26 p.m. Update: BoltBus just issued this update:
- Last bus leaving Washington, DC to NYC will be 4 p.m. today.
- Last bus leaving NYC for Washington, DC will be 4:30 p.m. today.
- Last bus leaving NYC for Boston today will be 4 p.m.
- Last bus leaving Boston to NYC will be 4:30 p.m. today.
- Last bus leaving NYC to Baltimore/Greenbelt will be 4:15 p.m. today.
- Last bus leaving Greenbelt to NYC will be 2:30 p.m. today.
- Last bus leaving Baltimore to NYC will be at 5:15 p.m. today.
- Last bus leaving Philadelphia to NYC will be 4:30 p.m.
- Last bus leaving NYC to Philadelphia will be 4:30 p.m.
12:38 p.m. Update: According to an update on its Web site, BoltBus has canceled service for Monday. Service for Sunday is still operational.
12:25 p.m. Update: Virginia State Police have responded to more than 800 calls Sunday through 10 a.m. Troopers have investigated 234 crashes statewide and 144 calls for disabled vehicles. There have been no traffic fatalities.
On Sunday, the State Police Chesapeake Division has been the busiest with 159 traffic crashes and 61 disabled vehicles from midnight to 10 a.m., police said. The Fairfax Division reported three crashes, 13 disabled vehicles and 58 total calls for service.
Noon Update: Lynn Medford reports that conditions on Interstate 95 between Richmond and Ashland are normal: moderate traffic with slow drivers in the left lane AND the right lane, and indecisives and cell-phone talkers in the middle lane, speeders weaving and cursing. Pavement is clear, with a light wintry mix falling.
Around Washington snow is falling lightly. Even though the forecast has backed off the area receiving huge accumulations expect slippery conditions and limited visibility on the roads into the night.
11:09 a.m. Update: Prince George's County officials announced that snow teams will work 12-hour, round-the-clock shifts to keep more than 1,800 miles of county-maintained roads clear.
Officials said roads with hills and curves were pretreated earlier Sunday while salt spread during the Dec. 16 snow remains on most roads.
The county asked that residents move vehicles from snow emergency routes and park only on the even-numbered sides of streets to allow snow crews to do their work.
10:57 a.m. Update: Although snowfall totals for the Washington region have been lowered, experience teaches us that the traffic impacts will still be significant in the region. Light snowfalls earlier in the season resulted in dangerous driving conditions around the area, with accidents clogging routes such as Interstates 70, 270 and the Beltway. With many travelers headed home today, there could be widespread impacts.
10:30 a.m. Update: The Post's Lynn Medford reports that south of Petersburg, Va., I-85 is well-plowed and salted, but two salt trucks are driving side by side at 25 mph, backing up dozens of cars. Snowfall is light.
10:20 a.m. Update: The Capital Weather Gang reports that snow is finally moving into the Washington area from the Southeast. Expect driving conditions to deteriorate throughout the day. At this point you should have completed any trips and prepare to stay in, avoiding all unnecessary travel.
10:16 a.m. Update: Conditions in Southern Virginia may offer a glimpse of what's to come in Washington. Accidents are clogging some major roads, and cameras show icy roads well-covered by snow, with tire tracks making paths for traffic to follow. On I-85 North in Dinwiddie County, a multi-vehicle accident was blocking most of the highway.
9:38 a.m. Update:According to the I-95 Corridor Coalition's real-time Web site, travel in Washington and north into New England remains normal. South of Richmond and into the Carolinas delays vary from moderate to heavy.
Original post: The Maryland State Highway Administration warned that moderate snow is falling on the Eastern Shore from Cambridge to Ocean City, and urged drivers to use caution if driving east or north today.
Conditions along coastal routes were expected to deteriorate throughout the day. Megabus canceled all service in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Passengers were asked to call the company at 877-GO2-MEGA to change their reservation or to request a refund. Greyhound canceled several routes in the Carolinas, Virginia and running to New York City. BoltBus and DC2NY officials said they were monitoring conditions and might make a decision on adjusting service later Sunday if conditions warrant it.
The Post's Lynn Medford reported that plows were out on Interstate 85 north of Raleigh, N.C. but the highway was slick with about four inches of snow. Traffic was moving at a cautious 45 mph. However, traffic and snow are light.
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