Winter Weather: Crews prepare for deep freeze
(WJLA) - Even though it has stopped snowing, road crews in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia are working hard in preparation for tonight's deep freeze. With temperatures expected to dip into the 20s and teens Tuesday night, there's concern that the slush from Tuesday's snowy weather will re-freeze, making for a tough time on the roads.
More than 1,200 VDOT crews canvassed Northern Virginia Tuesday to clear the roads of snow and ice. Crews in Maryland were busy focusing on ramps, overpasses and bridges. Most major roads in both states are clear. Crews are still working on side roads.
In Washington, the snow began falling in time for the morning commute, creating the potential for traffic problems. Non-emergency federal employees in the area were granted an excused absence Tuesday but other employees were told to telecommute, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's website. By noon, the snow had stopped and there was minimal accumulation on the ground.