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article imageMarch wintry weather closes Northern Virginia area schools Special

By Leigh Goessl     Mar 18, 2013 in World
Fairfax - Snow began falling in the early hours of the morning, causing many Northern Virginia school districts to close. While areas closer to the beltway remained open, schools west chose to call a snow day.
As spring readies its arrival, the areas outside the Washington, D.C. area have been seeing their first 'real' snow of the season.
Two weeks ago, the "split personality" storm blew through the region and now another perhaps similar storm has arrived.
While government buildings and schools in and around the District remain open as scheduled and are likely going to see mostly wet roads today, to the west, many Northern Virginia school districts have closed.
Some reports are indicating levels of snow accumulation are expected.
Downtown temperatures were reported to be about 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Points west hovered around the freezing mark. It was enough that several schools called a snow day.
According to WTOP News, the public county school districts of Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren have closed. Fredericksburg City is currently on a 2-hour delay. Several area private schools are also closed for the day.
Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington public schools remained open.
The evening commute may get a little messy, but mostly wet as temperatures will remain above freezing. The winter advisory was originally listed to be in effect until this afternoon, however local news radio reported around the 9 a.m. hour the advisory for DC and its suburbs was cancelled.
This storm is expected to move up the I-95 corridor and points west. As it reaches the New England region, more significant amounts of snow are expected.
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