With the potential for
additional foul weather to add to Sunday’s snow and sleet, Loudoun County
Public Schools announced schools will be closed Monday, Dec. 9;
administrative offices will open at noon.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is also warning of potentially “treacherous” morning commute.
According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. Monday, with a mixture of sleet and freezing rain expected. Accumulations of up to one additional inch of snow, followed by up to a half inch of ice are possible across parts of the Shenandoah Valley and points west. Loudoun is within the warning zone.
Freezing rain could begin falling again late tonight.
VDOT has more than 2,000 salt trucks and plows working across Northern Virginia. While roads conditions continue to improve, VDOT warns that ramps, bridges and underpasses will remain dangerous until after temperatures warm in the morning.
“We are urging folks to stay off the road today and to delay travel in the morning until conditions improve,” said Branco Vlacich, head of maintenance for VDOT in northern Virginia. “While crews are keeping up with the storm for now, we expect conditions to deteriorate as the snow turns into freezing rain.”
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