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D.C. road conditions improve as snow moves out of area; ice, secondary routes may be a problem


{Area snow removal info}

Once the snow stopped falling, area departments of transportation were able to do some serious road clearing. Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation, the District Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Highway Administration continued to work through Saturday night and Sunday morning to plow roads.

Cameras show traffic moving smoothly and most major routes cleared of the white stuff.

However, some accidents were still occurring as temperatures remain extremely cold throughout the area and patches of ice are a possibility of the roadways. Some secondary roads also still need clearing, a state that led Metro this morning to limit bus service to major roads only.

DDOTDC tweeted this morning that most heavy and light trucks are now focused on residential streets. The agency said that some streets, although salted, may not "show visible improvement yet due to low temps and light traffic. Sun & more plowing 2day will help." You can tweet a service request to DDOTDC for snow clearing or call 311. The District has been issuing reminders that crews do not clear alleys.

For the latest conditions, check out our traffic page, where you can peruse the latest incidents and view the feed from traffic cameras around the region.

VDOT also has released a gallery of photos showing its now-clearing efforts. You can view them on flickr.

By Michael Bolden  |  January 31, 2010; 9:42 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Driving , Weather , highways  | Tags: snow, snowstorm  
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