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Snow Exits, Leaves Slick Roads Behind



    The Season's First Snow Storm

    Derrick Ward tracked the snow all day in D.C. and Maryland. (Published Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010)

    After a snowy Thursday morning, most of the white stuff cleared out of the D.C. region Thursday afternoon, but it left plenty of slick roads behind, according to NBC Washington chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

    About 1 to 2 inches of snow was recorded in most areas through the day. Ronald Reagan National Airport recorded 1.5 inches.

    Very cold air remained Thursday night with lows in the teens to lower 20s. Because it was so cold, any snow that fell froze on untreated surfaces and remained frozen through the night. That meant treacherous road conditions and slippery sidewalks and steps.

    Federal officers were open Thursday, but the Office of Personnel Management said employees had the opportunity to take unscheduled leave or telecommute.

    Traffic Tangled

    [DC] Traffic Tangled
    Julie Carey talked to drivers about the conditions in northern Virginia.
    (Published Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010)

    Delays and cancellations happened at Reagan National, Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Weather in other areas contributed, causing delayed arrivals.

    Friday will be an improvement. No snow and highs in the upper 30s. It will be breezy with plenty of sunshine. There could be some school delays in the morning, however, so check here for the latest.

    Our meteorologists are still watching a potential storm on Sunday. There is a chance of some snow, but the actual track of the storm has not been nailed down. Keep checking back for more information as it becomes available on that one.

    D.C. Roads a Snow Adventure

    [DC] D.C. Roads a Snow Adventure
    D.C. drivers slipped around slick roads during the first snowstorm of the season.
    (Published Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010)

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