Deep freeze overnight leaves roads icy; commute slippery

A cold start to the day with a wind chill that makes it feel like it's in the single digits. Friday will be warm enough to start the melting process but overnight, the temps will dip. Expect a refreeze Friday night into Saturday. Temps into the 50s – maybe even 60 by next Wednesday! Here are the latest developments:


9:32 a.m. - 3/6/15
Metro says Metrobus service will be restored on all routes starting at 10:30 a.m.
Under the light snow plan, all Metrobus routes are in service. However, snow detours will continue in effect to keep buses away from problem areas.


9:30 a.m.- 3/6/15
D. C. officials have lifting a snow emergency after the latest winter storm. Parking was restricted on snow emergency routes during the storm to allow road crews to clear major streets from curb to curb.

6:55 a.m. - 3/6/15
Maryland officials are operating MARC train and commuter bus service on a lighter schedule Friday and some bus routes in the Baltimore area were diverted and delayed.

6:43 a.m. - 3/6/15
District of Columbia officials are lifting a snow emergency after the latest winter storm. The District will lift the snow emergency at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

6:38 a.m. - 3/6/15
FRIDAY MORNING: Metrobus is operating on a Moderate Snow Plan (some routes do not operate, others on detour). Metrorail on regular weekday schedule. MetroAccess service suspended through at least noon Friday. | CLICK FOR DETAILS

8:51 p.m.
We broke some snow records today!

6:40 p.m.
The snow is winding down around our area as the Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. Thursday.

Refreezing will occur overnight as temperatures will drop into the single digits in our area. Winds will be picking up as a Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect from midnight until 10 a.m. on Friday for areas north and west of Washington D.C. Wind chills will be below zero overnight.

4:55 p.m.
Amtrak says it will continue to operate on a limited schedule between D.C. and New York on Friday.

4:37 p.m.
Metro says all Metrobus service will be suspended at 9 p.m. Thursday due to the icy roads. Details: http://bit.ly/1CDkT9K

4:15 p.m.
School closings for Friday are already coming in. Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas City Public Schools and Manassas Park City Public Schools will be closed on Friday due to the inclement weather. We'll be updating our list throughout the night as they come in: http://www.myfoxdc.com/category/239079/closings

3:37 p.m.
Seniors in the District who are in need of snow shoveling assistance should call the D.C. Office on Aging's Snow Line at 202-715-7738.

3:20 p.m.
Metro says trains are operating on or near normal schedule. However on the Orange Line, the transit agency says to expect delays in both directions due to a switch problem outside of the New Carrollton station.

3:02 p.m.
Snow is still falling, and the FOX 5 Weather Team says it should start to move out of the immediate D.C. area between 5-7 p.m. But the refreeze is coming. That could mean closings and delays for Friday, so CLICK HERE for updates as we get them.

2:12 p.m.
FOX 5's Emily Miller reports on Twitter that the Capitol sled ban is not being enforced and more children are showing up to enjoy the snow day.

1:08 p.m.
Round 1 of heavy bands of snow just passed through the D.C. metro. Round 2 can be expected in the next 3 to 4 hours. That band of snow will hit primarily to the south and east of the metro region.

Snow will continue falling throughout the area for the next 4 to 5 hours.

Reports of 7 to 8 inches (already on the ground) have been reported in Frederick, Carroll, northern Montgomery, and Loudoun counties.

Totals of 10 inches in some areas are not out of the question.

TONIGHT, get ready for a hard freeze, as temperatures dip into the teens and any liquid and slush turns to ice.

11:28 a.m.
#DC parking meters are ACTIVE today. However, refrain from parking at meters along snow emergency routes. https://twitter.com/dcgovweb

9:24 a.m.
Heavy snow band developing just NW of DC. Snowfall rates could approach 1" an hour at times!!! https://twitter.com/tuckerfox5

9:21 a.m.
The National Air And Space Museum and the National Museum of American History will be OPEN today, March 5; all other Smithsonian Washington, D.C.-area museums and the National Zoo will be closed due to inclement weather. The Smithsonian museums in New York will be open today. http://www.si.edu/

8:13 a.m.
Hundreds of flights canceled or delayed due to snow - check your flight status here: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/28269537/hundreds-of-flights-cancelled-or-delayed-due-to-snow

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7:33 a.m.


7:06 a.m.
A WINTER STORM WARNING now in effect until 7 p.m. this evening.

6:19 a.m.
Per DC Mayor Muriel Bowser: Remove all vehicles from the Emergency Snow Routes by 7am Thurs. morning, 3/5. #StaySafeDC https://twitter.com/MayorBowser

5:15 a.m.
In anticipation of inclement weather, the Zoo will be closed Thursday morning, March 5. Please check back for updates. http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Emergency/

5:01 a.m.
Due to the winter storm, VRE service is cancelled for Thursday, March 5. http://www.vre.org/

4:59 a.m.
No MARC Train service Thursday. Due to the impending snow storm and closure of the Federal Government, there will be no MARC Train Service on Thursday, March 5. A decision regarding service for Friday will be made Thursday evening. http://mta.maryland.gov/marc-train

4:55 a.m.
Metrobus will begin the day on a Moderate Snow Plan (some routes with detours, others do not operate). Additional bus service changes possible based on conditions. MetroAccess service suspended for the entire day. More here: http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/advisories.cfm?AID=4834

4:50 a.m.
CLOSINGS and DELAYS for Thursday, March 05 continue to grow ahead of the storm. Check the latest here: http://www.myfoxdc.com/category/239079/closings

4:30 a.m.
The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday. The Office of Personnel Management says non-emergency personnel in and around Washington are granted excused absences for the day. Emergency employees and telework-ready employees are expected to work.

4:00 a.m.
A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect until 10 p.m. this evening. Rain will be changing to a wintry mix later in the morning. It will become all snow by midday. Snow may be heavy at times this afternoon.


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