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.
• Power outage numbers can be found on our power outage tracker.
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.
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
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.
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.
The winter storm warning covering the Washington area has been lifted now that precipitation is moving out of the area, Jason Samenow reports.
— Lindsey (@Ldizzle86) December 9, 2013
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.
— Rich Rennolds (@LearnGeo) December 9, 2013
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.
— Topher Gee (@WVUGEE) December 9, 2013
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.