Freezing Rain Advisory Issued - NBC4 Washington

Freezing Rain Advisory Issued

Effective until 6 a.m. Monday, delays possible.



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    Watch Chuck Bell's daytime forecast for Sunday, January 22, 2012. (Published Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012)

    The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for the District of Columbia until 6 a.m. Monday.

    Less than a tenth of an inch of accumulation is expected, but roads and sidewalks will be slick as the temperature falls Sunday night and early Monday morning.

    Due to the expected icy conditions, the Office of Personnel Management is advising federal workers to stay off the roads until 9 a.m. Monday. There will be an 11 a.m. delayed arrival, and federal workers have the option to use unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

    Metro said it will make additional trips during the late morning hours for the benefit of those traveling to work later than usual. 

    Mayor Vincent Gray said that as of 10:20 p.m. Sunday, D.C. government was expected to open on time Monday morning.

    Meanwhile, News4's Julie Carey reports that VDOT is advising teleworking until 10 a.m. Monday. VDOT has 744 trucks on ice patrol in the northern Virginia region.

    The D.C. Government is asking citizens to clear ice from walkways in front of private property, as well as from vehicle rooftops. Motorists are asked to drive carefully over bridges and off ramps and exits, and to watch for black ice.

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