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survived a critical vote and now heads to the house. another snow stick challenge is under way. it's the presidents day edition. >> i love this. this this time we asked to see your best patriotic snow pic. ♪ >> pat collins received several entries. here is a look at a few. the best patriot in the snow gets an official pat collins snow stick. that's good stuff. this is the ramp just getting off the dulles tollway that has not been treated. it is very slippery and the visibility is terrible, too. >> reporter: you see that ice, saw a guy coming out just a few minutes ago, he was doing a little shuffle. so that's what you have to do. >> my street was awful, the street getting on to 270 was awful.
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now at 5:00 a.m., get ready for some white knuckle driving. if you are away from your tv, take a look here, storm team 4 radar showing rain and freezing rain coming down right now and that is going to make for a messy commute this morning. it is 5:01. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm angie goff in for eun. you can see the pink and glean behind us and it's already causing a lot of issues out there this morning. we continue to get you up to the minute the meainute you're up. >> our team is spread out, but let's things off with chuck b l bell. good morning. these areas of peach and pink are pockets of freezing rain. northern fauquier county, much of loudoun county, glazed over with ice first thing this morning. we're currently dry inside the beltway, but everything that looks wet i assure you is element frictionless covered with ice this mornin
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upward, but still many spots at or below the freezing mark already in the 40s to near 50 in southern maryland. here is the way the next 24 hours will look. 7:00 a.m. this morning, temperatures near freezing with risk of freezing rain here this morning through about 7:00 or 8:00. by tonight dry, temperatures in the mid and upper 40s and dry temperatures back down near 33 as you get your wednesday started. we'll time out the rain in ten minutes. so right now just wanted to show you a live picture here in northwest washington. so hk arthur boulevard at arizona avenue, a lot of streets look like this this morning. and let me tell you, they are vehicle and slippery. you will have to be careful. my entire trip in was just kind of a mess here this morning. northbound fairfax county parkway before braddock, still have the crash blocking the lane. outer loop, two crashes 95 south beforend
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beltway at central avenue, and 15 southbound after 40 have the left lane getting by a crash that still remains there. so we will keep an eye on the roads for you this morning. 5:03. right now a lot of delays and closings are coming in for our area. the federal government is opening on a three hour delayed arrival today. if you're a federal employee, you also have the option for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework. we have everything right there at the bottom of your screen. let's check in with meg an fitzgerald at the live desk. >> and first we'll start off with montgomery county and prince george's county schools, they are closed today. that just came in about five minutes ago. so are arlington, prince william county and loudoun county. in maryland, charles, st. mary's, calvert and alleghany schools are
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spotsylvania are closed as are schools in fauquier county and warren. page, rappahannock and king george's county schools are also closed. and winchester city, manassas, haens park, alexandria and falls church on a two hour delay. also delayed fairfax county schools are opening two hours late. so are washington county schools in maryland, westmoreland county and grant county schools. back to you. 5:04. we continue our team coverage this morning with tom kierein. tom, i know this morning you said this is the worst winter morning you've seen so far driving-wise. >> reporter: and walking on sidewalks. your front steps are just coated with ice. we are in reston, virginia. this is a condo
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parking lot where the cars are covered in ice and the parking lot itself is just a sheet of ice. and we are just creeping along here as the ice covered surfaces even though air temperatures are above freezing are still frozen solid. and you have to wrach your footing and just be extremely careful. especially will this any untreated surface. most of the sidewalks and side treats and side roads that we have seen here in northern virginia are still completely ice covered on this i'm calling it #treacherous tuesday morning. the main roads are wet, the ones that have been salted are wret, and passable. but it's the side streets, sidewalks, side roads, watch out this morning. back to you. coming up on 6 after the hour. and a woman is dead after crashing in to a backhoe in loudoun county. we're working to see if ice was a factor in the crash. it h
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route 7 near the intersection with route 9. we're told 7 was plowed and cleared of snow at the time of the crash, but there were icy spots. we're working for on you this weather alert day. the ice causing trouble for folks in prince george's county, too. derrick ward is in chillum for us and giving us a good look at what things are look out there. >> reporter: good morning. as tom was saying, it's really more treacherous on the sidewalk than it is once you get to the street. some side streets are a bit dicey. and you see some wet spots now. a lot of the roads have been treated, so times that is liquid or at least slush, but it's best to assume that it's ice. take a look at what happens when folks are coming out of their building. a gentleman just came out of the building behind me and he about fell flat because there is ice right at the door. it doesn't necessarily look bad. and if you come back to us live here, take a look, a lot of people are actually
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walk in the snow. it's a surface where you can get some traction at least. because doing this is a lot more preferable than doing this. we are live in chillum, derrick ward, news 4. molette, to you. >> looks like we're having trouble with molette's signal, so we'll try to get her for you a little later. your morning commute should be pretty smooth if you plan on taking the rails or bus line to get to work. metrorail is running on trains schedule. vre, a lot of you have asked about that, and they say they are on normal weekday schedule this morning. if any of this changes, we will update you not only here on air but also in the nbc washington app. 5:07. if you're just joining us this morning, it is a storm team 4 weather alert day. you look at all the rain, freezing rainhe
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>> and we also want to show you a picture of national harbor. we have icicles on our camera. gives and you small taste of what we're dealing where when you step outside. it's extremely dangerous. weather alert day coverage continues.
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more school delays are rolling in. you can add d.c. public schools and frederick county maryland public schools to the list of delays. they are now two hours delayed opening for frederick county maryland and d.c. public schools on this weather alert day. this is just one of the reasons you see here the roads especially bad this morning. sidewalks are pretty bad, too, thanks to yesterday's snow, freezing rain and then the overnight freezing temperatures. we want to turn to chuck bell now for a look at how all of this is impacting what is sure to be a smooth
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>> oh, yeah, smooth in the sense of frictionless commute. everything has been glazed over with a little coat of freezing rain and freezing drizzle. temperatures are still at or below freezing for most areas out to the west of d.c. prince george's county southbound above freezing right now. and here is where the radar shows dry conditions in the immediate metro area, but pockets of freezing rain now from luray through page, up into the panhandle of west virginia. use extreme caution. here is timing out what will happen later today. by 7:00 this morning, areas of heavy rain, good news. it's above breezing aloft and the raindrops will actually bring the warmer air down with them and that will bring heavy rain into the area by about 9:00 or 10:00 this morning. here is 9:00 a.m. future weather, heavy rain pushing right into the heart of the metro, it will be a very rainy and slow day. temperatures later today will generally be in the upper 40s and low 50s, but the worst o
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or four hours. peek at the weekend in ten minutes. new accident northbound indian head highway at swan creek road. again, northbound lanes in the middle of the roadway slowing things already here this morning. 95 at dale city, again, southbound we have a crash before and after dale city and you can see some of the response right there on the scene. cars spun out on the left side of the roadway. northbound fairfax county parkway before braddock, a crash blocking the right lane. and 15 south, one lane getting by a crash. 5:13. and we're getting new details just in about an overnight homicide in prince george's county. what we're learning when we check back in with megan fitzgerald. and we're also working for on you this weather alert day. we just learned d.c. schools are on a two hour delayed opening this morning. what else we can expect and the weekend looks good.
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it is a storm team 4 weather alert day. take a look at radar and you can see pretty clearly why. rain, freezing rain continuing to drench parts of our region. and that is making for a slick situation on the roads. even about it just looks like the pavement is wet, there could be black ice there. chuck bell and melissa mollett are tracking the latest conditions this morning. and we have reporters all across the area this morning keeping an eye on this icy and dicey conditions on the roadways. tom kierein has taken the 4 x 4 out. i drove in from receston and no doubt had to drive extra
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lot of a shopping center and it is like an ice skating rink here. we have a complete ice covered parking lot across this huge shopping center and it is absolutely ice covered. it really is like an ice skating rink. we are creeping along here in the storm team 4 x 4. when you hit the brakes, you just slide. you cannot turn sharply. walking is just impossible. you will fall down, break a bone or hit your head trying to walk on this kind of ice. now, we came down on route 7 and route 7 was just wet. they had salted that. we're now turning on to the access road to the shopping center and it is sort of slushy and a little bit wet. we're tracking this treacherous tuesday morning in the storm team 4 x 4. and the good news this morning is that temperatures will rise throughout the day and the snow will get washed away.
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the melting. so the runoff will make river levels rise and that could be a problem in places like georgetown's waterfront. >> another problem you will notice today icy sidewalks. you can see in the video here, this could create a big problem for people trying to walk to metro station or bus stop this morning. outside on your own little walkway there, this could be a big problem. a lot of sidewalks that didn't get cleared of the snow yesterday are now sheets of ice from what i saw this morning even the places that were cleared of snow are still sheets of ice. most of us encountered the icy sidewalks as we headed in to work this morning. you got to be careful out there. now, due to the very icy sidewalks, we're letting you know about the best deicers our consumer team did some digging. and if you're in a time crunch and you're looking for a fast acting melter, calcium chloride is your best bet for
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but you have to be careful, it can damage some plants when it's overapplied. if you're a pet owner potassium chloride work best for you. consumer reports says these are safe for pets and environment environmentally friendly. developing right now, a homicide investigation in prince george's county, a man was shot and killed. investigators say the call came in at around 11:00 this morning. when they arrived to the 8600 block of greenbelt road, the man had already died. so far no word on a suspect or motive. anyone with information about this case is asked to call the prince george's county police department. back to you. a developing story now this morning police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened during the busy are yorush hour prince george's county yesterday evening. they found a man sufferir
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he later died at the hospital. no word yet on a motive or a suspect. >> we want to get another look at the storm team 4 radar which is showing a lot of pink and green this morning. >> that's all rain and freezing rain. if you have to go to work today, it will be not your friend. we'll put it nicely that way. chuck, we just learned frederick county, virginia schools will be closed today. and you can still see a lot of that icing, freezing rain. >> good call from the school districts to either delay or cancel today. it is just so slippery outside. even walking the dogs yesterday, i ended up staring up at the sky because i lost my footing out on 16th street like 16th and t northwest. it just looked wet and next thing you know, you're staring up at the sky. freezing rain has left about a ten tth of an inch of glaze on just about everything. ground temperatures were below freezing, so everything stuck very slippery. hey
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sheets of ice early. heavy rain moving in after about 8:00 this morning and dry and breezy after about 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon. so it will be like three days in one, we'll start with winter, temperatures at or below freezing from washington north and westbound, well above freezing now in southern maryland. you saw it on radar and here it is again. these areas of pink, that is pockets of freezing rain near winchester and martinsburg here early this morning. not much falling out tof the sk right now. likely to come this just as rain as temperatures will be well above freezing and look at the heavy rain and pockets of heavy thunderstorms now down just west of the raleigh area. that whole pinch of moisture is coming towards us. it will be arriving here during the course of the morning then. so here is future weather. 7:00 a.m., moderate rain in the shenandoah valley. by 8:00, 9:00 this morning, those pockets of moderate rain moving into the metro area here. if you can delay travel until after about 9:00, 10:00 this morning, temperes
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and if you can delay until after lunchtime, this big wash of heavy rain with temperatures in the 40s and 50s should all but erase this icy start this morning that is just a memory. by 2:00, we may actually be back into sunshine with temperatures briefly reaching up into the 50s today. how much rain might we expect? on average i think half to three quarters of an inch. there will be possible kets t s that pockets that get an inch or more. so flood watches are up until tonight. so today 50s with the rain, 40s with the clouds tomorrow, 30s with sunshine on thursday. friday kind of on the chilly side, as well. but the weekend looks great, milder weather. back up into the upper 50s and low 60s by saturday and sunday. four things you need to know again at 5:31. now traffic with melissa. every time you see me, it's another problem. river road here western avenue, car on fire there. crews are on the scene. has the fire outno
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lanes are still blocked as they're trying to clean up that mess here this morning montgomery northwest line. waring station road at copper road, do have a brand new crash there. northbound indian head highway at swan creek road, crash there middle of the roadway. really cause somethiing some ba. and that is a normal slow spot. 95 here at dale city, a crash off to the left side of the roadway, it is slick, nasty, please be careful. it might look okay, but it sadly is not. it's 5:24. developing this morning, medical experts still trying to figure out how to stop the spread of the zika virus. they will gather at the national academies of science engineering and medicine this morning for a workshop to take a look at research priorities. concern over the spread of that mosquito-transmitted virus has worried health officials here in the u.s. because cases have started to appear here mainly
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overseas. the department of health and human services requested today's workshop. today there will be a hearing on the tragic sinking of the el faro cargo ship. the ship sank in the middle of hurricane joaquin last year. the coast guard is expected to focus on the events that led up to the sinking and previous voyages the el faro took. all 33 people on board el faro died. clive bundy is set to appear in court. bundy will answer charges for an armed confrontation that happened back in 2014. that incident forced federal officials to release cattle near his ranch in nevada. his son and i honermed a sit-in same issue. and the pontiff has been to several
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including an indigenous community yesterday. tomorrow the pope will visit juarez. el paso is also preparing a big program. the pope returns to vatican city last night. hollywood lit up last night because of the grammy awards. adele got a standing ovation despite audio problems during her performance. cbs says there were technical difficulties that were outside of its roll. but we want to move on to the winners of the night. take a look. >> first off, all glory to god, that's for sure. >> and that was rapper kendrick lamar. he took home five grammys including best rap album. taylor swift picked up best album of the year while "uptown "
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home the most coveted best record of the year. >> we wouldn't be up here if it wasn't for the people dancing to this song. thank you so much. >> ed shearen took home thinking out loud and justin bieber took home his first grammy. big night. well, snow, rain and freezing rain weren't enough, we could be in for something else, as well. chuck bell back with the flooding concerns you might want to be aware of. and let's take another live look outside the roads this morning. some of you are seeing sheets of ice all over the place. again, we just learned that frederick county, virginia schools are closed today. the latest on your kid's school coming up next. you can't predict the market. but through good times and bad... t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for over 75 years. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price. invest with confidence.
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>> and i'm tom kierein in the storm team 4 x 4 tracking treacherous conditions on this issues morning. we are everywhere for you this morning. it's 5:31. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm angie goff in for eun yang. it is busy out there and triksky. >> all because of the weather we've even. still a weather alert day because there is more to come. >> you betcha, freezing rain continues here early this morning. that's one of the four things you need to know. everything is glazed over this morning from washington metro to points authority and west. even some slushiness in southern maryland. heavy rain and a quick meltdown will lead to flooding concerns by later on this morning into this afternoon. it will be mild by the weekend, so there one thing to yay about here. current temperatures below freezing now shenandoah valley, most western suburbs above freezing. pockets of freezing rain now from warrington out to culpeper, winchester, martinsburg,
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hagerstown all under the gun. icy roads here for the next couple of hours through at least 8:00 this morning. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. about, periods of heavy rain and 2:00 p.m. to tonight, rain ending but still wet. so for now, temperatures start out near freezing this morning. rising into the upper 40s and low 50s by later today. so this will all melt down very quickly. >> i don't mind the flooding if we can get the temperatures up, that would be great. of course the ice this morning causing some problems. we have have a brand new crash outer loop at bw parkway, starting to see slowdowns. 95 at dale city, one crash south before dale city and one just after. you can see some of that taking up the left side of the roadway. again, if it looks wet, it is probably slick. northbound indian head highway at swan creek, a crash in the middle of the
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it is nasty especially on the side streets. nice and crunchy and slick this morning. we'll have travel times in ten minutes. and i'm megan fitzgerald with school closures and changes and delays just coming this. everything is at the bottom of your screen, but here are some of the major ones. d.c. schools are opening two hours late today. the federal government is on a three hour delay arrival with the option for unscheduled telework or leave. now, turning to maryland, montgomery county, prince george's county, st. mary's, calvert and charles county schools are all closed. so are howard and anne arundel county schools. allegany county also closed. frederick county, maryland and washington county schools are opening two hours late today. in virginia, arlington, loudoun, prince william, spotsylvania and
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rappahannock, shenandoah, warren and page are closed, as well. alexandria schools were delayed, but they're now closed today. fairfax county schools are also opening two hours late as are falls church and manassas park city schools. in west virginia now, berkeley, hampshire, jefferson and mineral county schools are all closed today. this is not the entire list. but you can check out our nbc washington app, we'll have all the closures there for you. our team coverage continues now with tom kierein in the storm team 4 x 4. what are you seeing? >> reporter: we're live right now in the storm team 4 x 4 tracking the icy roads and sidewalks now herndon, we are on 228. and 228 itself looks like it has been salted, but it's also partially frozen over. so there is slush and ice there. but all of the parking lots in
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as the shopping centers are covered on this tuesday this morning. we'll be in northern virginia and fairfax county here for the rest of the morning looking at all these different road conditions. stay with us. and we continue the team coverage with molette green. >> reporter: it's basically the same story here. items just not safe to be out in this ice. let me just show you the conditions along east market. there is just no sidewalk for you because it's completely iced over. chances are when you look on the your front door, that is all that you will see is snow and a bunch of ice. neighborhoods and side streets completely ice covered and we're hearing
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and dicey. eastbound a bit better than westbound. route 28, 15, very bad conditions. let me run some tape of what a transportation worker out here had to say a few moments ago. >> if you don't have to go out, i wouldn't go out. until 9:00, 10:00 at the latest. it's been a while since i've seen this much ice on the roads. and with the road crews having difficulty keeping up with it. >> reporter: again, we're this an iced over gas station right now. conditions just terrible. so if you have to go out, you need to delay your travel until after 9:00 this morning. that's the best advice. molette green in leesburg. back to you. we continue to update our school closings and delays as expected, a lot of people are making changes as they check out the latest conditions on the
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roadways. >> absolutely. 5:37 your time right now. a lot of flight delays and cancellations on tell you about really across the country, that includes our area. as of this morning, 27 flights have been canceled in and out of reagan national airport. there have been 17 flooidelight canceled at bwi marshall. dulles airport, we know 15 flights were canceled there. mostly rifarrivals for dulles. >> so you know what it means when we have snow. another snow stick challenge is under way. and it is the presidents day edition. this time we asked to see your best patriotic snow pic. pat collins received many entries. here is a look at a few of them. the best patriot in the snow gets the official pat collins snow stick.
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from you folks. it will be hard for pat to figure out who the winner is. >> i was really hoping somebody would have carved out a mt. rushmore out of snow or something. it can be done. >> the winner will be announced later on today. a lot of schools reporting delays and closures. just look at storm team 4 radar. pink, green, yellow all showing up. >> and milder air, heavy rain going to cause a quick meltdown. all that ice and snow melting means that we have the threat of flooding. when we can expect that and where flood watches have already been issued when our storm coverage continues.
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i think a lot of the school officials are waking up and seeing what we're seeing in this live picture. and what we saw coming in this morning. there is a lot of ice out there. and so they are changing their statuses. they were delayed and thousanow fairfax county public schools are closed. same for manassas park public schools. manassas park schools now closed. you will want to give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go. >> just look at the scene from the storm team
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centreville road. roads are glazed over with ice. let's check in with chuck and that that lisa. >> and it will have a big impact first thing this morning. we still have a winter storm warning west of i-95 until 10:00 a.m. and winter weather advisory for arlington, district and southern maryland. main reason is just that glazing of freezing rain from overnight last night. everything has icy glaze on it this morning. a period of hef haveavy rain wi0 this morning and 2:00 this afternoon. most dangerous time is now through about 9:00 a.m. until we get everybody comfortably above the freezing mark. still only 32 leesburg and winchester, 30 in martinsburg, 32 at national airport. milder weather 37 in prince george's county, and 45 down in southern maryland. pockets of freezing rain this morning right through the shenandoah valley. culpeper county,
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northern for yauquier. so a delay is a good idea and cancelations are not necessarily a bad thing today. very icy this morning, heavy rain this morning to wash all this away. temperatures today into the 50s. and there is even more mild air coming our way for the weekend. "7-day forecast" in ten minutes from now. another crash, melissa mollett. >> another crash. big sigh, right? 270 southbound at west montgomery avenue. so right now you can see that crash and the response there on the left side of the roadway. doesn't seem to be slowing things too much. a little bit of a slow down outer loop at bw parkway, crash blocking some rains ther s la. 270 south to the spur, 13 minutes. to which the beltway, 59 95 to , on time. 66 and 95 inbound also on time. so folks not on the roadway, but you will still feed to allow the extra time because of the icy
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listen to wtop 103.5 when you hop in your car for the latest on those problems this morning. it you're just joining us this morning, it's a storm team 4 weather alert day. look at all the rain and freezing rain on radar. >> and this picture of national harbor, if you were with us at the start of the show, you can see that there were icicles hanging from the camera, but notice they have since melted. that is what a lot of the met wi mess will do later today. the latest on the flooding
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5:47 in the morning on a tuesday, we're tracking areas of freezing rain across loudoun county, northern fauquier county and out to the panhandle of west virginia. how long it lasts and when we warm upcoming up.
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avenue, a crash. 95 at dale city has finally cleared. we'll head west of there in our storm team 4 x 4. tom kierein keeping an eye on road conditions in virginia. >> reporter: right now we're in chantilly tracking some really heavy rain. you can see it on the nbc washington app. that is about to move in later this morning. but right now, this is the parking lot at the franklin middle school here near chantilly. and it is more like a hockey rink than a parking lot. it is completely ice covered. good thing these coschool buses won't have to get out on the roads because many parking lots, side streets, sidewalks, your front steps are completely covered with ice. even though the air temperatures are getting above freezing here in northern
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pavement temperatures are still below freezing. so the ice is not going anywhere. back to you. well, it is a pretty slippery situation in prince george's county this morning. crews worked late in will to the evening to treat the freezing roads, but those that had already ice over are taking longer to melt. as we've been telling you all morning, it's the sidewalks that are still a problem for many. p. >> i'd wasidewalks are ridiculo. i've seen a lot of people sliding. >> the county snow command center monitors which roads that they would treat, but home and business owners are required to clear their own sidewalks. >> a woman in montgomery county recovering this morning after a sledding accident. police were called to columbia country club yesterday evening
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sledding on the gulf course. she is expected to be okay. right now a 94-year-old woman is recovering after being pulled from the where he issage of her house when a tornado touched down in florida. it did damage to several homes and just destroyed hers. rescue workers used a chain saw and some dug through the debris with their bayre hands to find her. this is all part of the same storm system we're dealing with. in north carolina, it caused slick conditions on the roads there. our affiliate in charlotte says ice that lingered on a bridge caused a crash after crash. if you have to go outside, go slowly and really be careful out there.
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let's take another look at weather. >> chuck bell, in the weather center. >> lots of ice coming down on radar. you can see all the pockets of pink there. northern fauquier county, page, shenandoah counties. be on the lookout first thing thosh as the pockets of freezing rain are slow to end. there is warmer air aloft and those raindrops are bringing it down with them, but still travel troubles major issues early this morning on the roads. they look wet, but i promise you, there is a lot more ice than water out there this morning. between 8:00 and 2:00, temperatures will go above freezing. heavy rain coming our way. so moderate impact even through the remainder of the morning and early this afternoon. rapid melt and quick inch of rain could lead to flooding issues, as well. there is a flood watch for the entire area until 11:00 tonight. right now temperatures are just now getting up close to the freezing mark
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washington. leesburg at the freezing mark. milder air in southern maryland is trying its best to lift in our direction. it will come in with the arrival of the moderate to heavy rains. again, freezing rain this morning here between winchester and martinsburg and hagerstown. another pocket of freezing rain between warrington and luray. and this is all lifting northbound. but the ground was frozen solid by that bitter cold weekend, so the ground temperatures are still at or near freezing. look at that heavy rain near raleigh, this is all being funneled this this our direction. plan on a quick inch of rain today in less than a three or four hour time frame. here is future weather by 7:30, there is the leading edge of the moderate rain coming right into the metro. here is the band of heavy rain by 9:00 a.m. this morning, leesburg to warrington to fredericksburg, by 9:30, 10:00 coming into the western side of the metro. 10:45, sideways rain right through the heart of downtown washington. that will come to a quick end.
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rain should be over not long after lunchtime. we may even get a peek or would of sunshine before the day is done. 7 day forecast, 50s eventually today with the rain. then tomorrow, pok, cooler, highs about average. and then a country fl capitol hill couple of chilly to cold days and then the recovery starts on friday and by the weekend, saturday's high with sunshine up to 62 and near 60 on sunday, as well. more about the impact on the commute in ten minutes. now melissa mollett's turn in first 4 traffic. problems on 270 here. 270 at west montgomery avenue, southbound lanes at 28 have a crash there slowing things just a tad. but just hearing there viewers on twitter that we have a couple other minor accidents southbound 270 near 370. so be careful. there are slick spots there. outer loop at bw parkway, crash there blocking some lanes. 95 at dale city, those southbound crashes have finall
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northbound india head highway at swan creek where it turns in to livingston road there, a crash in the middle of the road causing some northbound delays that will add to the standard delays there. 4, 5, everything looking good. pennsylvania avenue, branch avenue, river road at western, remember the car on fire. still have lanes blocked there. a woman and a pan aman are recovering from two separate stabbings. a man was attacked on 56th street last night. police have someone in custody there. then around 9:00, a woman was stabbed on 25th street southeast. both victims are expected to be okay. visitation continues for a second day for one of the two deputies killed in the line of duty last week in harford county. deputy patrick dailey father of
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two dedicated 30 years to the sheriff's office. his boss called him a warm hearted genuine guy. >> it's been a hard, hard few days for the men and women in the sheriff's office. we're here at pat's first viewing service and already the turnout in the weather that we're seeing has been immense and we're expecting it will pick up the rest of the evening and tomorrow. >> dailey's funeral will happen tomorrow p. visitation held on thursday and friday for deputy mark logsdon p. his funeral is saturday. today lawmakers will consider changes to sprinkler requirements. a proposed bill would weaken requirements. if passed, the builder could end up being responsible for installing a fire sprinkler under certain circumstances. 5:55. a major change in d.c. emergency services. the district is bringing in a private ambulance company. in less than 3
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start responding to nonlife threatening calls and will also give d.c. firefighters and paramedics time for training. amr pays about $20 an hour. good morning. i'm susan li. spor sports i willustrated and swims issue comes with virtual reality. the new app includes 11 virtual clips of the models and you can view them on your smartphone with or without goggles such as the cardboard or samsung are or even the upcoming oculus. sports illustrated says the issue claim as reader ship of 60 million and has generatesed a billion dollars of revenue over his history. i'm susan li. it turns out that a suspicious device found under a rental car was a hoax.
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device looked like a pipe bomb, but it did not contain anything explosive. an atf spokesperson says it posed no threat to the public, but the atf and fbi are trying to figure out who built the hoax device. a rental car meck mechanic discovered it. the budget with metro does not include plans to increase fares. there is a hearing tonight at 4:00. it does include no charges with the so-called grace period take means you don't have to pay if you leave the station that you entered within 15 minutes. i'm hmolette green. road crews are struggling to treat the icy
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vdot has a warning this morning. more on that coming up.
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>> reporter: this gas station is completely iced over. >> and it is absolutely ice covered. it's like an ice skating rink. >> if you live in a neighborhood, most
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have major difficulties getting out. >> a lot of people are actually opting to walk into the snow. a surface where you can get some traction at least. all of that means be extremely careful out there today. that is the message for this morning's commute on this weather alert day. we're finding extremely icy conditions on roads all over our area. >> the streets are not the only thing that is dangerous. parking lots, sidewalks and even your own driveway, the railway, railings. they send you for a tumble. a lot of changes as school leaders are waking up and seeing the conditions that we're all dealing with. >> the federal government is opening on a three hour delayed arrival status. you do have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. as for schools, fairfax county schools were opening two hours late but they now close


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