Light snowfall Friday does not disrupt commute, schools

A light blanket of snow fell on the Washington area early Friday but did not prompt the mass school and government closures that recently have accompanied other minor storms.

Accumulation of up to an inch was expected, according to The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang. Several bands of snow were passing through the area, and the flakes at times came down heavily.

Temperatures were expected to range from the upper 20s to the mid-30s.

The storm was predicted well in advance, and major roadways and sidewalks had been treated. By the time flakes began to fall about 5 a.m., school transportation systems were swinging into gear. School officials did not impose closures or delays in the metropolitan area.

Traffic was typical of a Friday morning commute, with gridlock in the usual places and vehicles moving smoothly elsewhere, an indication that people were headed to work as usual rather than staying home.

No major problems or icy conditions were reported.

Ashley Halsey reports on national and local transportation.
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