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After several days of beautiful weather, the Washington area is about to get walloped by high winds and a return to winter temperatures, and that means it's time to tie down loose furniture and trash cans.
The National Weather Service says some thunder and lightning could accompany the heavy snow that is predicted to fall across the Washington area.
ABC7's Lauryn Ricketts says a social media following, in the right hands, is an asset during a weather emergency.
Although winter has been crueler to the New England and the Midwest, the D.C. region has seen above-average snow totals so far this season.
The latest freeze-thaw cycle has taken its toll on the roads. Orphaned hubcaps have been found strewn along shoulders, leaning against jersey walls, laying in culverts -- footstones for travelers who have fallen victim to the region's eruption of potholes.
One of the busiest highways in the Washington metro area is a likely place for a wreck. This 4-mile stretch has high demand and possibly an out-of-date design.
Traffic delays in the District of Columbia have been much worse lately. For the past several months, the city's army of highway help trucks have been forced to sit in the very backups they themselves are tasked with preventing.
Here are WTOP's five worst rush hours of 2013. Each featured major incidents and extreme, widespread delays that affected tens of thousands of motorists far and wide.
Holiday delays have slowly crept up on unsuspecting commuters. Usually latent in the weeks following the Thanksgiving getaway, they tend to reemerge by mid-December.
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Almost three years ago, a moderate snowfall blindsided Washington because it fell quickly on congested road, preventing plows from getting through. Frederick experienced a similar phenomena Sunday and commuters could experience the Carmageddon of 2011 all over again Tuesday morning.
Hi: 60 °F | Lo: 39 °F