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Weekend Storm Track Unclear, But Snow Crews On Alert

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Forecasts for the weekend are still up in the air, but there's a chance a snowstorm will hit the area Sunday. Local road clearing crews are on alert.

D.C.'s Department of Public Works has a plan in place to deploy 25 salting trucks Saturday night, and 160 snow clearing trucks by 10 a.m. Sunday. Department head William Howland says the key to handling this storm will be flexibility because forecasts for snow accumulation vary widely.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is also keeping its snow crews on standby, and it's removing all temporary work zones to give Christmas travelers a clearer path.

In Maryland, the State Highway Administration says it has 340,000 tons of salt available for the winter. Last winter, it used more than 360,000 tons.

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