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.
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.
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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