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D.C. snow storm: Metro, traffic, road closure and airport information

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The roads, rail systems, bus routes and airports in the Washington metro area are sure to be disrupted during a storm of this size and magnitude.

Here's a rundown on what's going on across all modes of transportation in the D.C. area.


Roads

Maryland highway officials say the state's roads are in good shape despite a winter storm that's dumped widely varying amounts of snow across the state.

Along the Interstate 95 corridor and further east, the storm has caused little accumulation. In western Maryland, State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck says there are up to 10 inches of snow on the ground.

But Buck says the roads are passable even in the west, because road temperatures are hovering in the mid-to-upper 30s. He says salt is very effective at such temperatures, and as of mid-afternoon there had been no major incidents.

Buck says conditions could deteriorate once the sun sets and is urging people to keep a close eye on the temperatures as the storm continues.

Maryland's Bay Bridge was closed in both directions due to high winds.

Meanwhile, Virginia State Police say they've responded to over 2,000 calls for service statewide, with 103 traffic accidents in the Culpeper division and 28 crashes in the Fairfax area.

The map below will show road closures and hazards as they pop up. Click on the icons to find out information on specific incidents.

To report a hazard or blocked road in your neighborhood, tweet us with the hashtag #ABC7Snow.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Metrorail, MARC and VRE

Metrorail will operate on a normal weekday schedule Thursday.

MARC will operate a full schedule on all three lines Thursday.

VRE will offer a full service schedule Thursday after canceling all trains Wednesday


Metrobus and other bus systems

WMATA says Metrobus and MetroAccess will operate on a normal schedule on Thursday.

Arlington Transit: ART buses are running on a Saturday schedule. Only routes 42, 51, 77 and 87 are running. All other bus service is suspended.

Montgomery County RideOn: RideOn buses are on a normal schedule with some delays.

The Bus (Prince George's County): The Bus is running on a normal schedule.

Fairfax Connector: Fairfax Connector buses ran on a Sunday schedule.


Airports

Flights at Washington Dulles, Ronald Reagan Washington National and BWI-Marshall Airports have all been impacted by the storm.

All of the airports remain open, but you should check with your individual carrier to ensure the status of your flight.

Here's how many flights into and out of the three regional airports have been canceled Wednesday, according to FlightAware:

Washington Dulles 527
Ronald Reagan Washington National 626
BWI-Marshall 187

Here's a list of contact numbers and websites for some of the largest airlines in the country.

Alaska Airlines (800) 252-7522
American Airlines (800) 433-7300
Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212
Frontier Airlines (800) 432-1359
JetBlue Airways (800) 538-2583
Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792
Spirit Airlines (800) 772-7117
United Airlines (800) 864-8331
US Airways (800) 428-4322

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