Snow Winding Down for D.C., Philly

By Matt Alto, Meteorologist
January 25, 2013; 10:05 PM ET
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This story was last updated at 8:30 p.m. EST Friday, as the storm moved off into the Atlantic.
Recap: Slick and Slippery Snowstorm From Midwest to the Coast


A rapidly moving winter storm is bringing a broad area of slippery travel caused by snow and ice from the Midwest to the interior South and much of the mid-Atlantic Friday.

A more detailed description of this quick-hitting storm can be found in this news story written by Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski on Thursday. Read below for real-time updates on this storm system.

Click here to see the latest snow map.

"For some locations in the snow area of the Midwest, it will be but an inconvenience," Sosnowski said. "However, for others in the South and mid-Atlantic, where the ice glazes highways through the day and snow hits fast and hard during the late-day rush hour, there is the potential for multiple accidents and major travel delays."

"Road conditions will deteriorate from west to east along I-68 in West Virginia and western Maryland and Pennsylvania's Turnpike and I-80 in the Keystone state during the midday and afternoon, reaching Philadelphia and Scranton later in the day," Sosnowski added. "There have been dozens of accidents in Kentucky and Tennessee due to icy roads."


UPDATES:
6:45 p.m. EST Friday: Accumulating snow is over from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia. There will be some flurries through the evening. Snow farther north and east will wind down over the next hour or two.

6:15 p.m. EST Friday: Fifteen inches of snow fell since early this morning in Luce County, Mich.

5:50 p.m. EST Friday: Widespread reports of sleet coming in from North Carolina this evening.

5:00 p.m. EST Friday: Sheriff reported that I-77 is glazed with ice in Fairfield County, S.C., with the same situation in Chesterfield County.

4:40 p.m. EST Friday: Widespread snow reports of three and a half to four inches of snow in the Pittsburgh, Pa. area. There were six inches of snow reported in Masontown, southwestern Pa. The Wakefield, Va., National Weather Service office has reported totals of around an inch in the southern part of the state. Freezing rain continues to coat the roads in N.C.

4:30 p.m. EST Friday: Snow is causing difficult travel conditions around Harrisburg, Pa.

4:00 p.m. EST Friday: Three inches of snow have been reported in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa.

3:55 p.m. EST Friday: Officials in Greene County, N.C., report that numerous bridges throughout the county are coated in ice. There are numerous accidents on Highway 903 near the Pitt-Greene county line.

3:35 p.m. EST Friday: More than five inches of snow have fallen in Iron County, Mich. Three and a half inches of snow have fallen in Washington County, southwestern Pa. Four inches of snow in Steubenville, Ohio.

3:30 p.m. EST Friday: Bob Ryan from ABC7 in D.C. tweeted "All interstate road temperatures 20-25° so even where well salted roads not far north DC very slippery."

3:15 p.m. EST Friday: Brad Panovich, Chief Meteorologist for WCNC-TV in Charlotte, N.C., tweeted, "It's 25° in Charlotte everything is ice, PLEASE be safe people slow down or don't go on the roads."

3:00 p.m. EST Friday: A scary series of tweets (and good reminders) from the North Carolina Department of Transportation: "We're hovering right at the temp (about 20) when salt isn't really effective, so conditions will be bad tonight and tomorrow a.m."
"If you are out driving now, or are about to be, PLEASE SLOW DOWN. Allow extra room, and please don't use the phone. SERSLY."
"Our crews are actively salting I-85 and other primary routes between the Triad & Charlotte now."

Image thumbnail from State College, Pa., resident Sara Loebig on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

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