Special Weather Statement — Potential Commuting Hazard
Posted at 4 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reports there is a potential for hazardous commuting conditions for the Thursday morning commute. Light snow showers (with potential large impact due to sub-freezing roads) are possible between 7 p.m. tonight and 4 a.m. Thursday morning.
Light snow may reach as far south as Washington DC this evening as a clipper crosses the region. Motorists should be prepared for roads which could quickly become coated with snow. Snow may start during the evening rush in western areas, and just after rush hour in the metro. pic.twitter.com/AFFL7ZmmC8
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) December 13, 2017
If this threat of light snow on frigid roads does materialize overnight, the Thursday morning rush-hour could quickly turn icy on untreated roads. This could lead to hazardous traveling conditions, multiple accidents, and extensive delays.
If commuting Thursday morning, be aware of the possibility of travel disruptions and icy roads. Plan ahead by allowing for extra travel time, and consider using public transportation and telework options.
More on the NWS special weather statements with meteorologist Chris Strong.
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