Rain, snow mix brings icy roadways; prompts many area schools to close

- A patchy, light mix of rain and snow that moved across the region Wednesday morning caused dozens of local school districts to delay their opening times or close altogether and brought slippery conditions to area roadways.


The storm system began moving into the region early Wednesday morning prompting some schools to make early decisions to delay. Road crews also pre-treated most major roadways. FOX 5’s Mike Thomas has tracked the storm throughout the overnight and morning hours and says the morning mix will lead to a dry period before rain moves in later this morning into the afternoon.

Heavier precipitation was falling in Western Maryland along the panhandle of the state and in the mountainous regions. A Winter Storm Warning was issued for areas near Hagerstown and further west into the afternoon. A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for a large portion of the D.C. metro area.

Later today, temperatures will reach the mid-40s before dropping during the overnight hours - dipping into the 20s by Thursday morning.

Most of the major roadways stayed clear of ice throughout the morning. Untreated side roads, including sidewalks and parking lots, did develop a coating a ice.

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