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Winter weather is expected to affect the evening commute today.
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Winter weather is expected to affect the evening commute today.

The winter weather advisory that was issued Wednesday morning for the D.C. region has been discontinued in the D.C. area except for Frederick and Carroll counties through 8 p.m. Light snow has already started to fall in Loudoun County and western Maryland and but the expected accumulation in D.C. and the surrounding areas is looking less likely.

The D.C. government is still advising commuters to leave extra time getting to their destinations. They have also advised employees at federal agencies that they have the option to take unscheduled leave or telework if they feel inclined to head home early.

Fauquier County has already decided to close school today; other closings and early dismissals will be updated throughout the day by our partner, NBC Washington.

Transportation department crews from all the jurisdictions of the metro D.C. area have already wrapped up their salting and brining of major roads. They began that work yesterday afternoon and concluded overnight. So it's not likely that you'll see too many salt trucks out on the road today on your commute, as all of this work was to make sure that any snow that comes down later today won't stick around on the highways.

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