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Light Snow Makes Morning Commute Treacherous

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An accident brings down a utility pole in Maryland. (credit: Scott Graham/Montgomery County Fire Dept.)

An accident brings down a utility pole in Maryland. (credit: Scott Graham/Montgomery County Fire Dept.)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A light snowfall was not expected to have much of an impact on Friday morning’s commute, but that did not turn out to be the case.

Even with accumulations in most areas limited to less than an inch, accidents were commonplace around the Washington region due to slippery condition on the roads.

A possible 10-car pile-up closed the northbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway between Columbia Island Marina and VA-123. Traffic is being diverted onto Spout Run Parkway.

A Winter Weather Advisory for the Washington area ended at 10 a.m.

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Secondary and lesser traveled roads may pose a bigger threat to drivers as isolated slick spots are a possibility.

“This does not look like a big system,” said WUSA-9 meteorologist Howard Bernstein. “It’s just the timing right during the morning rush hour which could cause a few issues.”


Areas north and west of the District will see the heaviest snows.

Some school systems are delayed due to the weather.

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