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NWS Warns of Icy Conditions Tonight

by ARLnow.com January 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm 0

Melting snow in Rosslyn

After a relatively mild afternoon, there’s plenty of water on local roads and sidewalks from melting snow. That meltwater may refreeze as temperatures dip back below freezing tonight, forecasters are warning.

This afternoon the National Weather Service issued the a Special Weather Statement, warning of hazardous conditions overnight.

…ICY PATCHES WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING…

TEMPERATURES WILL DROP WELL BELOW FREEZING BETWEEN 5 PM AND 8 PM THIS EVENING. THIS WILL CAUSE REFREEZING OF ANY WATER OR SLUSH…CREATING ICY CONDITIONS ON UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS.

IF YOU ARE ON THE ROADS THIS EVENING…PLEASE USE EXTRA CAUTION AS ICY SPOTS WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SEE.

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