Winter weather winds up with no major accidents reported

As the wintry mix of snow and ice wrapped up in the D.C. region Saturday morning, there were no major accidents reported, but officials warned of still-icy bridges and ramps on highways and urged motorists to be careful.

Ice and sleet on top of snow accumulated to about a trace to .10 inches locally, with more to the north and west of the District, according to the Post’s Capital Weather Gang.

By early Saturday morning, the precipitation was ending, but officials warned of areas where there could be patches of black ice.

Fairfax County police said Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews were working to spread salt on ramps and bridges that were icy but they had no reports of major accidents as a result of the winter weather.

Virginia State Police said they were dealing with one accident that occurred at 7:30 a.m. and involved two cars on the westbound side of the Beltway, just east of Interstate 95.

Pepco’s outage Web map showed it had fewer than five customers affected by power outages in the College Park, Arlington and Alexandria areas.

Baltimore Gas and Electric reported that 1,020 of its 1.2 million customers were without power at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. About 800 of them were in Baltimore City. Four were in Montgomery County, and six were in Prince George’s County.

Dominion Electric said it had relatively minor outages of between 50 and 250 households in the Charlottesville and Fredericksburg areas as of 8 a.m.

Metro is doing major track this weekend on all five of its lines, and shuttle buses are being provided at stations that are closed.

Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.

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