WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — With a snowy morning in the nation’s capital, AAA Mid-Atlantic is advising area motorists to stay off the roads if at all possible.

The auto club’s John Townsend says commuters who normally drive into Washington should take mass transit or stay home. He says road conditions are likely to be treacherous, and staying off the roads will make it easier for crews to clear them.

Arlington, Va.

The District of Columbia’s Department of Public Works says it will have 230 plow trucks deployed overnight. Another 240 vehicles will be deployed in Prince George’s County.

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The National Weather Service says Washington is under a Winter Storm Warning, with 6 to 9 inches expected. It would be the first significant snowfall in the city in more than 2 years.

With federal offices and many public school systems closed, traffic is expected to be much lighter than usual.

Route 7 in Leesburg, Va.

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