The mid-Atlantic is bracing for yet another one-two punch of winter weather next week, and the first bout is expected to snarl Monday’s commute.
The second blast of winter weather in as many days is delaying some schools and creating a nightmarish and icy morning commute for drivers in the Washington area.
The Washington region is in for a reprieve this week from the seemingly nonstop winter weather.
Flights at Mid-Atlantic airports were delayed Friday and damage was revealed at a landmark Ocean City fishing pier as the effects of this week’s record-breaking winter storm lingered into the Presidents Day weekend.
Maryland transportation officials are warning drivers there may be delays at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge during this afternoon’s rush hour.
The snow storm that buried the mid-Atlantic region brought Washington Dulles International Airport its ninth biggest one-day snowfall on record.
Operations are returning to normal at the airports serving Washington and Baltimore a day after a winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the region.
Commuters faced slippery, slush-covered roads on Friday after yet another winter storm brought snow and ice to the East Coast, leaving at least 21 people dead, including a pregnant woman struck by a mini-plow in New York City whose baby was then born by cesarean section in critical condition.
A major winter storm is expected to barrel up the East Coast mid-week, bringing with it the potential for significant snowfall in the Washington region.
Beginning Saturday and lasting through Monday, there is a chance snow will fall in the Washington area, but the impacts of each of the weather systems should be minimal.