Region Digs Out From Winter Storm

By Fred Barbash
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 1, 2005; 7:32 AM

Most area schools are opening today, albeit two hours late.

The Federal government is back to normal.

Main roads, while slushy in places, are described as relatively clear, though some are pocked with new and larger potholes in unpredictable places.

Work crews spent the predawn hours patching potholes for example in the southbound lanes of Kenilworth Avenue near Burroughs Avenue.

Authorities also cautioned motorists to beware of standing water, particularly as temperatures rise and the slush melts.

In short, things are getting back to normal after Monday's snow event.

Today, there is a 30 percent chance of snow showers, according to the National Weather Service, but accumulations are likely to be less than half an inch. The high temperature will be near 39.

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