Dangerously cold temperatures move into region; icy roads make for hazardous commutes

The snow has stopped, but dangerously cold temperatures have hit our area hard. Wednesday began with school closing and icy roads as wind chills dipped into the single digits.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

9:00 a.m. - Blue/Orange/Silver line delays continue as trains resume normal schedule. https://twitter.com/metrorailinfo

8:30 a.m. - DC government & school open on time. WIND CHILLS in the single digits. Hypothermia alert is ON| DC under Cold Emergency, additional services and supports are put in place to protect homeless residents. http://dhs.dc.gov/node/955462

6:00 a.m. - FROM DC METRO - As of 6 a.m., Metro is in the process of restoring regular weekday bus service on ALL routes. Buses will begin moving out to their starting locations shortly. It will take about one hour -- until approximately 7 a.m. -- before normal weekday service is restored. Customers should allow additional time as buses resume normal operations. Buses are expected to operate on normal routing. Any unplanned detours or delays will be announced on wmata.com, via MetroAlerts and Twitter.

5:00 a.m.
- Numerous school closings and delays – check the list here: http://www.myfoxdc.com/category/239079/closings. Use caution when driving down side streets and highways as icing may have occurred with drop in temperatures.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

1 p.m. - The Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory issued earlier today have expired.

12:48 p.m. - Anne Arundel County police say they responded to 142 accidents between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday.

11:40 a.m. - D.C. Mayor Bower says DC schools are open, all schools have electricity and heat, no major incidents reported. Isolated power outages in other areas of D.C. – working with Pepco to get the power restored. Beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday the city's Cold Emergency Alert: http://dmhhs.dc.gov/release/cold-emergency-alert-faqs

10:25 a.m. - Fairfax County Public Schools just issued an apology for issues caused by the weather this morning. Read it here.

10:23 a.m. - Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has postponed an announcement on cabinet positions due to snow.

10:05 a.m. - Runways at both Reagan and Dulles International Airport have been closed intermittently for cleaning and treating. https://twitter.com/dcairports

9:50 a.m. - Snowfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches in the D.C. metro area. Baltimore could see the same. 4 to 6 inches in the Washington suburbs and 3 to 5 in the Maryland mountains.

9:40 a.m. - #closeFCPS is trending on twitter, and some parents tell FOX 5 they're outraged. Why didn't Fairfax County Schools close today? Here's what we know: http://bit.ly/1ywajiA

9:36 a.m. - A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 1 p.m. for northwest, central and southeastern Montgomery County, Warren County, Prince William County, Manassas, Manassas Park, Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria, northern Fauquier County, western and eastern Loudoun County, including the cities of Germantown, Damascus, Rockville, Front Royal, Warrenton, Purcellville, Leesburg, and Ashburn. . A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the the rest of the region.

9:03 a.m. - From Metrobus: Due to current weather and road conditions, Metrobus service is operating on a "moderate" snow service plan, meaning that many routes are only operating on major roadways to keep buses off of hilly terrain, narrow side streets and other problem areas.



METROBUS MODERATE SNOW PLAN MAPS & INFO:
http://www.wmata.com/getting_around/moderate_snow_route_details.cfm

Download the FREE FOX 5 Weather app, and you'll have the latest forecast in the palm of your hand-- no matter where you go! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILSTake a look to see our hour-by-hour predictions for snowfall across the region. (Mobile users, click here)

Get the Latest CLOSING AND DELAYS HERE: http://www.myfoxdc.com/category/239079/closings


Weather Tools:

Check weather alerts

Check for power outages in DC region

Stay with FOX 5 and myfoxdc for weather updates, and follow this link to our Max HD Radar anytime to check storms in your area.

Upload your weather photos or video by emailing to myweatherphoto@gmail.com.

Get weather radar on your mobile with our myfoxdc app.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories