DC Wakes Up to Dusting of Snow

WASHINGTON — Light snow showers fell on the region on Friday morning just two days after D.C. area temperatures reached nearly 80 degrees — a jolting reminder that winter is not yet over.

Showers continued to move through the region about 6:30 a.m. and left cars and grassy surfaces dusted with snow. Roads were wet in some locations, dry in others, but the snow was not accumulating.

However several spinouts and wrecks were reported on bridges and overpasses in northern Montgomery County because of slick, even icy, conditions. Road crews were de-icing a bridge on Maryland Route 121 over Interstate 270, said WTOP traffic reporter Jack Taylor.

Taylor reminded commuters to drive cautiously.

Snow showers were expected to continue throughout the day and wind speeds will pick up after 9 a.m. creating windchills in the 20s and 30s, said Lauryn Ricketts, Storm Team4 meteorologist.

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