UPDATED: Feb. 22, 2015 5:59 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Transportation officials are urging drivers to avoid travel as a winter storm is leaving roads covered with snow.

A winter storm warning was expanded Saturday to include D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties. Earlier, Fairfax and Prince William counties were added to the warning. The storm warning covers Washington’s suburbs and points north to Baltimore until 6 a.m. Sunday.

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The National Weather Service is calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow and then ice in the area. Western Maryland could get up to a foot of snow. The cold ground allows snow to stick faster, making it more difficult for road crews to keep up.

Forecasters are calling for a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

Southern Maryland is under a winter weather advisory.

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