Today’s early release seems to have been the right call as kids made it home before roads got bad, even if there was a extra traffic earlier than anticipated.
It looks like anywhere from .5 to 3 inches fell in MoCo, depending on where you’re at. Roads are wet with a little slush, but quite a few slick spots on sidewalks and neighborhood roads.
Temps are expected to remain below freezing into tomorrow morning, which could lead to neighborhood roads remaining slick and some issues with sidewalks.
NBC4 put out a graphic stating they think delays are likely.
How would a delay help? It would give the sun an hour or two to help with melting, but more importantly…it would allow kids who walk to see where they’re going and avoid dangerous situations.
Prince George’s County has already announced a delay for tomorrow.
Pencil Prediction: 2 Pencils, but as it looks right now…a delay would not surprise me at all.
I leave you with WAMU 88.5’s Martin Austermuhle’s tweet:
“And thus begins the worst season of the year: when transplants from colder climes regularly declare their snow superiority over D.C. and insist that back in their hometown of course all kids would be trekking to school in 12 feet of snow.”