UPDATED: March 2, 2015 10:26 a.m.
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW/AP) — Another wintry mix has left the D.C., Baltimore region with hazardous road conditions during the Monday morning commute, weather officials say.
The National Weather Service is warning drivers there are areas of dense fog and leftover ice.
A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. for the I-95 corridor as visibility is one-quarter of a mile or less in some spots.
Icy conditions remain on untreated roads and sidewalks where freezing rain fell Sunday.
Officials urge drivers to slow down and give themselves extra time to reach their destination. Drivers should also use low beam headlights in the fog.
Federal, state and local government offices delayed opening. Liberal leave is in effect for Maryland state workers until noon. The District of Columbia government is opening on time.
MTA Light Rail train service was disabled because of icing on overhead power lines but has since been restored.
Temperatures are expected to gradually rise above freezing Monday.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain hit the region Sunday leaving a thin coating of ice on sidewalks, roads and cars.
A Winter Storm Warning was in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday.
Numerous spin-outs occurred on the Beltway Sunday morning as roads were slick from precipitation.
Officials warned residents to postpone unnecessary evening and Monday morning travel as roads will be snow and ice-covered.
Meteorologists are calling for a coating to two inches of snow and sleet across D.C. and southern Maryland, and one to three inches in the northern and western suburbs on D.C.
The Maryland Department of Transportation says crews actively treated highways with salt.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the city’s snow team fully deployed Sunday.
Today’s forecast calls for snow and freezing rain. Our snow team will be fully deployed with 240 pieces of equipment and contractor forces.— Stephanie (SRB) (@MayorSRB) March 1, 2015
SHA and MDTA treated roads overnight. D.C. and northern Virginia crews are also treating roads with salt and sand into the Monday morning rush hour.
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency recommends residents do the following during the winter weather:
• Keep devices charged so you will have a way follow weather forecasts and local emergency information.
• Be cautious shoveling snow to avoid overexertion. Take frequent breaks and keep hydrated.
• If you must travel, make sure to have a car chargers, kitty litter or sand for traction, and extra drinks and snacks in case you get stuck in traffic.
• Let friends or family know of your travel route and expected arrival times.
In addition to complicating travel, ice and freezing rain may affect power lines and cause power outages.
The Maryland Public Service Commission has been in contact with utility companies, who will be making repairs as necessary.
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company warns that trees and tree limbs coated with ice can come down onto power lines and electric delivery equipment causing outages.
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