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Traffic Alert: Watch for Snow on Roads

Some light snow has been falling on roads around the region this morning, and we could gegt some more, amounting to a light dusting.

Road crews have been out treating the surfaces. but there have been some accidents. I just passed a Maryland State Police officer on Scaggsville Road off Route 29 south of Columbia who was helping a driver whose vehicle had spun completely off the ramp and into a ditch.

The District Department of Transportation issued this advisory:

The National Weather Service is predicting possible precipitation in the form of snow, starting around noon, with nearly an inch forecasted for the District. Deployment plans are in place and crews are prepped and ready to clear snow and ice from the District's 2,950 lane miles of roadway and 241 bridges.

Snow is expected to be light but will fall for most of the afternoon and evening; and with falling temperatures, slick roadways and icy conditions are anticipated.

Crews already have pre-treated many of the elevated areas including bridges, ramps and overpasses in an effort to eliminate icy conditions caused by the recent below-freezing temperatures hitting the region. .

By Robert Thomson  |  January 19, 2009; 10:19 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Construction , Weather  
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