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Several Schools Closed, Delayed As Light Snow Falls Across Area

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    Storm Team4 has the forecast for Jan. 14, 2015. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015)

    Many area schools are closed or opened late Wednesday after snow fell across the area, coating some roads.

    Snow began to fall around 4 a.m. and stuck to some surfaces as temperatures are below freezing.

    All public schools in Prince William, Calvert, Fairfax, Charles, Fauquier, St. Mary's and Spotsylvania counties will be closed Wednesday. Schools in Montgomery, Howard, Loudoun and Arlington counties opened on a two-hour delay.

    Federal agencies in the Washington area are open, but employees can take unscheduled leave or work from home.

    The best chance for an inch of snow or more will be to the south and east of D.C., with areas in Southern Maryland seeing the best chance for higher accumulation.

    The snow began to taper off by mid-morning, but it will continue to fall south and east of D.C. for a little while longer.

    Light Snow Slows Morning CommuteLight Snow Slows Morning CommuteMany area schools are closed or plan to open late Wednesday as snow falls across the area. News4's Megan McGrath checks out the roads in Maryland. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015)

    A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended for Prince George's and Charles counties until 1 p.m. and St. Mary's and Calvert counties until 3 p.m.

    D.C. Department of Transportation officials said they would send out 200 trucks by 2 a.m. Wednesday, while Virginia Department of Transportation officials said they will send out 700 trucks to Northern Virginia.

    Snowfall Closes, Delays Several School SystemsSnowfall Closes, Delays Several School SystemsMany area schools are closed or plan to open late Wednesday as snow falls across the area. News4's Richard Jordan checks out the roads in Virginia. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015)

    VDOT says crews will apply sand and salt to road surfaces, but still advised drivers to be careful on bridges and overpasses that freeze before other road surfaces.

     

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