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Many Schools, Federal Government Delayed Due To Wintry Mix

Freezing rain and sleet have caused icy conditions throughout the region this morning.
Freezing rain and sleet have caused icy conditions throughout the region this morning.

A wintry mix of precipitation is causing a messy commute and leading to delays for schools and workers across the Washington and Baltimore regions.

The federal government will open late Monday due to the winter weather. The Office of Personnel Management is advising employees to stay off the roads until 10 a.m.; federal government offices will open to the public at noon.

Some school districts in the region are closed — including Arlington, Fauquier and Loudoun county school systems in Virginia and Clarke County in Maryland. Many other school districts are on a two-hour delay. A full list of the school and other delays and closings is availabe from WAMU 88.5's partner, NBC Washington.

Drivers should use caution during the Monday morning commute, according to local highway officials. Highway crews will be out before commuters hit the roads, but icy conditions will still be possible. Central and western Maryland are under a winter weather advisory untill noon. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the District of Columbia and surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia until 10 a.m.

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