Schools closed due to snow storm on Tuesday – NBC4 Washington
Many children in the D.C. area get a snow day on Tuesday, creating a four-day weekend after Monday’s closure for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
School districts in Virginia and Maryland announced that schools will be closed or operated with delays, as the heaviest snowfall in nearly two years is expected. Storm Team4 has issued a weather alert.
In Virginia, the following areas are closed:
- Alexandria City Public Schools
- Arlington Public Schools
- Culpeper County Public Schools
- Fairfax County Public Schools
- Falls Church City Public Schools
- Fauquier County Public Schools
- Frederick County Public Schools
- Fredericksburg City Schools
- Loudoun County Public Schools
- Manassas City Public Schools
- Page County Public Schools
- Prince William County Public Schools
- Orange County Public Schools
- Shenandoah County Public Schools
- Stafford County Public Schools
- Warren County Public Schools
Winchester City Public Schools will open with a two-hour delay.
In Maryland, the following areas are closed:
- Prince George’s County Public Schools
Public schools in Anne Arundel, Charles and St. Mary’s counties will open with a two-hour delay.
Go here for an ongoing list of school closings across the DMV.
The closures come as drivers faced bad conditions in parts of the area on Monday. A driver collided head-on with a DC EMS vehicle along Rock Creek Parkway, and a dump truck overturned on DC-295 in Southeast DC. In Virginia, as many as 50 cars were stopped and multiple crashes were reported at Old Keene Mill Road and Westmore Drive in Springfield amid icy conditions. In Maryland, the East West Highway was closed at Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase after a number of crashes. At least one injury was reported.
News4’s Joseph Olmo checks road conditions before a bigger snowpack hits the Washington, D.C., area on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
What do you know about Tuesday’s forecast?
Another round of snow will move from the south to the north late Monday evening, spreading widely overnight. The snowfall is expected to ease Tuesday morning, then taper off around noon before returning.
The heaviest accumulation is expected to come from 7pm Monday until 9am Tuesday. Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest news on storm timing.
Total accumulation by Tuesday should reach about 2-3 inches, but “some isolated locations could get a little more…the second half of the day looks quiet,” says Storm Team4 meteorologist Jessica Faith.
Storm Team4 says the worst impacts on Tuesday will be:
- Icy roads in the morning
- Reduced visibility, especially before sunrise when snow is still falling
- Strong winds with gusts around 20 mph
- Dangerous cold with high winds in the 20s all day
- Faith says temperatures will be well below average next week.
Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecasts. Download the NBC Washington app on iOS and Android to get severe weather alerts on your phone.
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