Hard freeze coming tonight to Washington D.C. roadways

Temperatures will freeze overnight causing black ice on the roads. Photo: Ice storm/ AP

WASHINGTON, December 10, 2013 — All of the warnings and advisories have been cancelled and the Tuesday’s surprise storm has moved out of the area but the impact of the two back to back storms in the Washington D.C. region is not over yet.

Tonight temperatures are expected to fall into the upper 20s, causing anything wet to refreeze resulting in possibly more dangerous roadways than during the actual storm itself.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing most of the day on both Wednesday and Thursday. The snow and ice that is on the ground now will remain there until Friday.

Snow totals in the District reached an inch or so with most of the suburbs ranging from 2 – 4 inches.

Schools have not made any decisions upon cancelling another day or delaying opening and they will be under real pressure to not use up all the snow days before Christmas and weighing that out against the safety of the children and the fact that sending the buses out at 7 a.m. verses 9 a.m. will make little difference in terms of temperatures.


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