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Latest Updates: Light to moderate snow accumulation across the DMV

Here are the latest updates on road conditions and school closings in the DMV during inclement weather.

WASHINGTON — Beware of icy conditions and slick spots on the roads in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area following the first snowstorm of 2021. 

Another round of snow showers and flurries are expected to hit the area again Tuesday. Up to another 1/2 inch of snow is forecast into the evening. 

Crews were out and about on the roads Tuesday morning clearing out what was left of the snow that impacted the region Monday and prepping the roads for what is to come later Tuesday.

We're tracking the latest road conditions and slick spots in the region. Here's what's going in our area:

Tuesday, Feb. 2

10:03 a.m. --  Looks like we're getting just a few more snow showers with little accumulation as winds start to kick in this afternoon.

8:37 a.m. -- The DMV area is seeing light to moderate snowfall move across the region.

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Snow totals as of 8:30 a.m.

8:21 a.m. -- One person is dead following the multi-vehicle crash on I-95, police said.

8:03 a.m. -- Cars that were stuck at the crash scene on I-95 are being guided out.

7:47 a.m. -- The detour for the crash on southbound I-95 has been changed to Exit 136, Centreport Parkway to allow crews to treat the bridge and road near the scene before reopening.

7:17 a.m. -- It is unknown when I-95 will reopen, Virginia State Police said. There are reported injuries following the multi-vehicle crash.

7:11 a.m. -- Towing crews are moving the overturned tractor-trailer on I-95. VDOT crews are also treating roads to prep for a partial reopening of the highway. There's now a 2 mile back up.

6:04 a.m. -- About 10 inches of snow hit the Frederick County, Md. in Sabillsville.

5:55 a.m. -- Towing crews have arrived at the scene of the multi-vehicle crash on SB I-95 near Rappahannock River bridge to clear the overturned tractor-trailer and other vehicles. Now, there is about a 3.5 mile back up. A detour has been made at Exit 133. 

5:39 a.m. -- Culpeper County Public Schools are now closed Tuesday due to poor road conditions and weather. This comes after they originally announced a 2-hour delay.

5:26 a.m. -- The southbound I-95 lane closure will be extended. Virginia State Police said two tractor-trailers and a vehicle were involved in the crash. Both fully-loaded tractor trailers lost their loads. At this time, it is unknown if current road conditions are to blame for the crash. 

5:09 a.m. -- Metro's Dupont Circle Q Street entrance is closed due to weather-related obstruction. Authorities said the 19th Street entrance is still open. 

5:00 a.m. -- There's a 4-mile back up near Exit 133, Route 17 in Stafford where all SB I-95 traffic is detoured due to the crash near Rappahannock River bridge.

4:40 a.m. -- All lanes closed on I-95 southbound at the Rappahannock River bridge between Stafford and Fredericksburg for a multi-vehicle crash.

Monday, Feb. 1

10:22 p.m. -- Prince George's County Schools will have virtual learning only on Tuesday.

9:26 p.m. -- Federal employees in Washington, D.C. area on 2-hour delay for Tuesday.

8:55 p.m. -- DC Public Schools on a 2-hour delay for students starting in-person learning on Tuesday.

8:30 p.m. -- Frederick County Public Schools (Maryland) closed Tuesday amid snow and ice impacting the region. See more school closings in the area here.

7:11 p.m. -- A person was killed and two others were injured in a crash in Frederick County, Maryland on Tuesday around 12 p.m., according to Frederick County Fire and Rescue.

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6:08 p.m. -- St. Mary's County Public Schools delays class for two-hours Tuesday morning due to winter weather in the region.

5:58 p.m. -- Loudoun County Public Schools is closed on Tuesday with snow and ice impacting the region. This includes distance learning.

5:47 p.m. -- Manassas City Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday due to winter weather in the region. Here's the latest on school closings and delays.

5:24 p.m. -- Culpeper County Public Schools will be opening 2 hours late tomorrow, Feb. 2 for both in-person and online learning. Fairfax County Public Schools & Arlington Public Schools will participate in virtual learning tomorrow. MORE CLOSINGS/DELAYS: https://bit.ly/3anCuXX

5:09 p.m. -- Prince William County Public Schools are closed Tuesday due to winter weather impacting the region. View all closings here. Arlington Public Schools will be strictly distance learning for Tuesday.

3:33 p.m. -- Several roads across the DMV are slick and slushy as light snow/ice continues. Be cautious if driving and stay off the roads if you can. 

2:53 p.m. -- Multiple crashes on the I-270 spur heading north.

2: 22 p.m. -- Yellow Weather Alert issued for Tuesday as light snow and sleet continue, with overnight freezing expected. Driveways and untreated sidewalks will still be slippery, commutes likely to be slower and schools may close again. 

2:07 p.m. -- Light snow continues this afternoon. Expect another 1/2 inch to an inch of snow and ice on top of what's already on the ground in metro Washington. 

1:08 p.m. -- The fire truck crash is clear. All roads are reopened. 

12:30 p.m. -- The traffic camera shows one lane getting by at the fire truck crash scene.

12:13 p.m. --The fire truck crash is expected to be an extended closure. Drivers will experience significant delays and are urged to seek alternate routes. 

12:05 p.m. -- All lanes on I-495 are blocked after a fire truck was struck by a vehicle at the scene of a crash past Exit 33 between Connecticut Avenue and Rockville Pike. No firefighters were injured during the crash, but one person that was in the striking vehicle is being transported to the hospital.

11:48 a.m. -- Lanes blocked on northbound I-270 Spur between Democracy Boulevard and Montrose Road due to a jackknifed tractor-trailer.

10:30 a.m. -- The snow is transitioning to rain and sleet in some areas.

9:47 a.m. -- Main roads in the area continue to be clear, but many secondary roads appear to still be icy. View our traffic map below:

8:18 a.m. -- Two cars were disabled on Berea Church Road near Brimley Drive in Stafford County due to icy conditions on the hill.

8:14 a.m. -- A car flipped over on the side of the road on the 2300 block of Warrenton Road in Stafford County. Police said no one was hurt.

7:46 a.m. -- A car struck a guardrail on westbound Interstate 66 Sycamore Street, Virginia State Police said.

6:31 a.m. -- Fairfax County Fire Department is urging people to walk like a penguin if they are out walking in the icy conditions. The department said they responded to two incidents, between 5:24 a.m. and 5:56 a.m., related to slipping and falling on ice. 

6:16 a.m. -- WUSA9 Reporter Michael Quander was on South Dakota Avenue in Southeast D.C. and he says main roads are mainly clear but side roads and many sidewalks in the District have not been treated. Slick spots and ice are on the ground.

6:10 a.m. -- Two cars spun out on the American Legion Bridge due to icy conditions, Maryland State Police said. There were no injuries. Salt trucks have been requested at the scene.

6:08 a.m. -- Main roads and streets are "passable" in D.C., a spokesperson from D.C. Public Works told WUSA9. Crews have been out all night cleaning the roads. DPW officials are urging people to take their time on the roads and to travel safely. Residents are also encouraged to clean the sidewalks so that those walking can do so safely.

5:40 a.m. -- Interstate 95, primary and secondary roads in Fredericksburg are in "minor condition" this morning. All travel lanes are open, but slick spots remain on the roads. 

5:31 a.m. -- All lanes on northbound I-95 are reopened in Fredericksburg following a tractor-trailer crash at the Rappahannock River Bridge.

5:30 a.m. -- A vehicle is in a ditch on Fairfax County Parkway at Stringfellow Road. Police are working to get an officer on the scene due to several reported crashes on Rt. 28. 

5:30 a.m.-- Another crash was reported on northbound Rt. 28 after Rt. 50. 

5:18 a.m. -- A crash was reported on Northbound Route 234 on Prince William Parkway past Sudley Manor Drive. It is unknown if this crash was related to road conditions.

4:52 a.m. --   All northbound lanes are closed on northbound Rt. 28 in Chantilly, Va. due to icy conditions. There's a sheet of ice on northbound Rt. 28 at McLearen Road, Fairfax County Police said. A salt truck has been requested to the scene.

4:51 a.m. -- The City of Manassas is prepared with 10,000 gallons of brine, 3,000 tons of salt and 500 tons of sand to treat the roads Monday. WUSA9 Reporter Nicole DiAntonion says roads and sidewalks in the area are very slick.

4:50 a.m. -- Looks like Interstate 270 Frederick, Md. is clear. It's reported that ice and slush were moved from the roads to the shoulder.

4:46 a.m. -- Icy conditions reported on Route 28 in the area between Air and Space Museum Parkway and McLearen Road. Fairfax County Police are reporting multiple crashes, including a two-vehicle crash on Rt. 28 under the McLearen Road overpass.

4:45 a.m. -- A three-vehicle crash was reported on Rt. 28 at Air and Space Museum Parkway. The Air and Space ramp to Rt. 50 is closed due to ice.
Salt truck crews have been requested at the scene. 

4:44 a.m. -- Several salt trucks were spotted on the roads in Manassas, Va. clearing roads and prepping for the next round of snow Monday.

4:15 a.m. -- Reports of slick spots and snow-covered side streets early Monday morning. Road crews are out treating the roads.

4:11 a.m. -- Northbound Interstate 95 is closed in Fredericksburg, Va. due to a tractor-trailer crash at Rappahannock River Bridge. 

3:59 a.m. -- Snow crew drivers were seen filling up their trucks with salt to begin treating the roads in D.C. following the icy road conditions created overnight.


Monday: Now - 6 a.m. Mix of freezing drizzle and light snow north and west of D.C. with a mix or just light rain/drizzle south and east of the District. 

Monday: 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Occasional light freezing rain or light rain continues in metro D.C. Northwest of D.C. we have light snow or a light mix.

Monday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - A mix of light freezing rain, rain, and some light snow is forecast, with much of D.C. transitions back to snow around noon. Just light rain southern Maryland through central Virginia.

Monday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Occasional light snow showers and light snow. 

Monday 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. Tuesday - Light snow and flurries continue.

Tuesday: 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Scattered light snow showers, up to another 1/2 inch of snow is forecast.

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