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Icy rain could cause slick Monday morning commute

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Crews spent much of the night treating roads throughout the D.C. region for any slick spots, but drivers are still urged to use caution while heading out this morning.

(Photo: TBD Staff)

A freezing rain advisory in effect for much of the Mid-Atlantic region Monday has been extended until 9 a.m.

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The National Weather Service says freezing temperatures and a slight icy drizzle and fog could make for hazardous travel conditions.

Metro is extending their morning rush hour service Monday to accommodate customers traveling to work later than usual due to the icy conditions in the area.

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is opening federal offices at 11 a.m. to keep employees off the roads until temperatures rise.

Federal employees will be granted excused absences for delays getting in or they can use unscheduled leave or telecommuting time.

Temperatures were forecast to rise above freezing later in the morning.

The DC Government is asking citizens to clear ice from and spread abrasives on sidewalks, to remove ice from vehicle rooftops, to drive safely and watch for black ice. 

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