Updated: March 18, 2014 5:16 a.m.
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — As a St. Patrick’s Day storm packed a heavier than expected wallop — closing federal offices and most public schools in the area Monday — some schools have already decided to open later on Tuesday.
Public schools in Howard, Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Baltimore counties are on a two-hour delay.
Schools in Montgomery and Prince George’s County will open on time.
Public schools in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Culpeper, Fauquier, Stafford, and Spotsylvania counties are on a two-hour delay. Mannasas City and Manassas Park schools will also open two hours late.
Schools in Alexandria and Arlington County will open on time.
D.C. Public Schools are also scheduled to begin classes on time.
With spring just days away, snowy road conditions are being blamed for hundreds of accidents across the region Monday, including an overturned passenger bus that closed southbound Interstate 95 in Stafford County.
Four of the 58 passengers on-board the bus were seriously injured.
WNEW reporter Karen Adams witnessed a two-car accident that left a man laying in the roadway on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway near Van Dorn Street.
“One car had already spun out of control. The driver got out to look for something in his trunk when another car hit his car head on and knocked him back a few feet,” she said. “I had to dial 911 and hang on the line until officers and paramedics arrived. Thankfully the man is alive and is going to be OK.”
State Police in Virginia responded to 359 traffic crashes and 228 disabled vehicles statewide by mid-morning Monday.
The following is a list of unofficial snowfall totals from the National Weather Service:
UPDATED: 10:46 a.m.
District of Columbia
- Anacostia – 8.0″
- Hillendale – 11.0″
- Germantown – 10.0″
- Elkridge – 9.5″
- Pasadena – 9.5″
- Gaithersburg – 9.0″
- Severna Park – 9.0″
- Catonsville – 7.0″
- College Park – 8.5″
- BWI Airport – 7.9″
- White Marsh – 7.6″
- Bel Air – 6.0″
- Leesburg – 10.5″
- Dulles Airport – 10.0″
- Herndon – 9.0″
- Falls Church – 8.9″
- Manassas – 8.5″
- Great Falls – 8.0″
- Reagan National Airport – 7.2″
Metrobus service transitioned to a “moderate” snow service plan at 11 a.m. after beginning the day on a “severe” plan.
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