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The Washington region braced for another day of wintry weather, with a winter storm warning lasting into Monday morning. We’re bringing you the latest updates on conditions, what’s open, what’s closed and what to expect here.

(Marlon Correa/The Washington Post)

(Marlon Correa/The Washington Post)

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Winding down our live coverage

With the winter storm warning lifted and precipitation moving out of the area, we’re winding down our live updates now. Here are some resources going forward:

• Stick with the Capital Weather Gang for the latest on conditions and the potential for more snow Tuesday.

Closings and delays.

• Power outage numbers can be found on our power outage tracker.

• Roundups of photos captured during the snow can be found in our gallery and on The Grid.

Mark Berman
December 9, 10:05 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 10:05 am

Power outages remain a problem

Power outages remain a major problem in the wake of the snow, ice and freezing rain that coated Washington over the last day. Northern Virginia continues to see the largest share of outages in the region, as more than 75,000 are without power as of 9:50 a.m. Problem also persist in  Montgomery County (more than 4,800 outages), Prince George’s (more than 6,700 outages) and the District (more than 2,600 outages).

Stick with our outage tracker for the latest numbers.

Mark Berman
December 9, 9:59 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 9:59 am

Crews work in 12 hour shifts

In Virginia, the crews that clear and salt the roadways work 12 hour shifts in rotation during prolonged winter storms.

“They would tell you they are not tired but energized by the weather – many of them love this stuff,” said Joan Morris of VDOT.

Crews throughout the region may be needed again Monday evening and into Tuesday, with forecasts calling for snow and sleet.

— Ashley Halsey III

Mark Berman
December 9, 9:55 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 9:55 am

Freezing rain should clear by 10 a.m.

Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang reports:

Overnight ice accumulation, according to reports from the National Weather Service, was generally in the neighborhood of 0.1-0.25″. Even though most spots got the equivalent of about 0.75″ of rain, only about a quarter to a third of that amount stuck to surfaces because temperatures were not much below freezing.

He also adds that the spotty areas of light rain or freezing rain around the area should clear by 10 a.m.

Mark Berman
December 9, 9:47 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 9:47 am

Delays, cancellations for flights

Airline delays and cancellations continue to impact flights at Dulles International and Reagan National airports, reports the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates Dulles and National. In addition, dozens of flights traveling to or from Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport were delayed.

Delays and cancellations at Dulles and National will continue through the morning, MWAA warned, so travelers should be sure to check in with airlines before heading out. The agency said its snow removal teams were out at both airports through the night to treat and clear runways.

Inbound flights to National were being held at their point of origin until 10 a.m., my colleague Ashley Halsey III reports. There also were delays building at major airports with flights headed to the Washington region’s three major airports. Airports in Chicago, New York, Charlotte and Atlanta were all experiencing delays.

FlightAware says that as of 9 a.m., 40 flights originating at National were canceled, as were 54 flights bound for that airport. There were also 26 flights from Dulles canceled and 39 flights heading to Dulles canceled, according to FlightAware. The numbers were lower for BWI, with 17 flights from the airport and four flights heading there canceled.

Mark Berman
December 9, 9:29 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 9:29 am

Winter storm warning lifted

The winter storm warning covering the Washington area has been lifted now that precipitation is moving out of the area, Jason Samenow reports.

Mark Berman
December 9, 9:16 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 9:16 am

Outages and slick roads

The sleet and freezing rain that coated the region led to icy roads, early morning crashes, school closings and many power outages.

Slick roads posed the biggest issue for people who still had to get to work Monday. Local highway and police officials reminded drivers to slow down and use caution, Dana Hedgpeth and Ashley Halsey III report.

Meanwhile, tree limbs caked in ice fell onto power lines and onto streets. More than 90,000 power outages, most of them in Northern Virginia, were reported by 8:40 a.m.

Mark Berman
December 9, 9:00 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 9:00 am

Closings and delays

Here’s the list of closings and delays across the region. Most of the schools in the Washington area are closed, with a few exceptions (the District and Prince George’s County) opening late. The federal government is also letting employees come in two hours late, telework or take unscheduled leave. Read the entire list here.

Mark Berman
December 9, 8:43 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 8:43 am
Mark Berman
December 9, 8:25 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 8:25 am

Power outages top 80,000

The number of power outages in the area keeps climbing. In Northern Virginia, there are now more than 70,000 power outages, double the number reported two hours ago. Montgomery County has more than 4,600 outages, while Prince George’s County has more than 5,200. The District has more than 2,400,

Make sure to check The Post’s outage tracker for the latest numbers.

Mark Berman
December 9, 8:07 am
  • Mark Berman December 9, 8:07 am
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