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Most major thoroughfares in the metro area are gridlocked at this hour and side streets are icy. Motorists have been stuck in traffic for hours.

What was sleet around 4 p.m., has now turned into snow, and that is causing roads to become very congested. From Northeast D.C. to Northwest, the roads are very slippery and visibility is low.

There are a lot of emergency vehicles on the roads. The fire department said, as of 6:30 p.m., there are multiple wires down. There have been a number of crashes, including one that involves a person who is pinned in their vehicle, trapped by downed power lines.

Metro is also having a number of issues, with delays on the Red Line and there are reports of major backups and delays involving Metro buses -- it's now operating on its emergency route schedule.

Overall, it' a very tough commute, whether you're in a car, a bus, a train or walking.

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