- Associated Press - Monday, January 31, 2011

BALTIMORE | Transportation officials and utilities in the Mid-Atlantic region are preparing for winter’s next punch.

Snow had started to fall after 8 p.m. Monday in Washington and Baltimore.

National Weather Service meteorolgist Matthew Kramar says forecasts had called for light snow and sleet to start Monday evening, and that the storm was progressing according to forecast.

He said overnight, there will be freezing rain with light ice accumulation, epecially elevated surfaces. He said pavement temperatures were in the 20s in some areas, and precipitation could freeze on contact.

Transportation officials in Maryland and Delaware have been pretreating roads. Washington officials say more than 200 vehicles will spread salt on roads starting about 11 p.m. Monday.


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