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Remaining Ice, Slush Prompts School Delays

The region copes with the season's first round of sleet, freezing rain and ice after Tuesday's snowfall.

The accident occurred in a steady rain at Pennsylvania Avenue and Silver Hill Road.

Maryland State Police are investigating a crash in which a tractor-trailer loaded with cow manure overturned on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway about 2:30 a.m. The driver, who lost control of the truck near Forestville, was injured and in stable condition, police said.

A county hazmat team cleaned up the manure and about 200 gallons of diesel fuel that were spilled in the crash, Brady said.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said it responded to 19 weather-related crashes yesterday. The crashes were classified as "property damage" incidents, meaning vehicles slid into other vehicles or into guardrails.

On Dallas Avenue in Silver Spring, Pat Giblin inspected the small scrapes a bus made on his side mirror when it slid to a halt inches from the body of his Toyota Camry. He summed up the damage -- and the day: "It could have been a lot worse."

Staff writers Lori Aratani, Jennifer Buske, Aaron C. Davis, Steve Hendrix, Tom Jackman, Jonathan Mummolo, John Wagner, Josh White and Clarence Williams contributed to this report.


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