Metropolitan Washington region braces for overnight freeze

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- While the snow fall has come and gone in the metropolitan Washington region, what remains is cause for concern for Wednesday morning's commute.

"What we’re concerned about tonight, though, is refreeze," said Virginia Department of Transportation spokesperson Ellen Kamilakis. She added while there will not be as many snow plows and salt trucks out as Monday night, crews will be out to apply salt and sand to areas that need it. "What we’re asking is if people are going to go out, to be aware of black ice. Watch yourself on bridges, ramps, and overpasses. Make sure you reduce your speeds, and just sort of, expect the unexpected at this point."

Anyone who is driving tomorrow is also reminded, if you have not done so already, to clean any snow or ice off of the top of your car so that it does not become a dangerous projectile to those behind you when you are driving.

For those planning on taking public transportation, Metro expects to resume regular rail service on Wednesday. Starting in the morning, MetroBus service will begin on a moderate snow plan and increase as weather permits. MetroAccess will resume service on Wednesday.

Because of the concerns about conditions during Wednesday morning's commute, several school systems are either opening late or staying closed altogether. A complete list of those delays and closings can be found here.

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