VDOT: Urge Drivers to Travel Around Winter Storm, Not During

Winter Weather Advisory Begins At Noon Today In Effect Until 7 am Sunday | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

Three to five inches of snow was expected to fall Saturday in the area mainly along and south of Interstate 80, weather officials said in a Winter Weather Advisory.

Forecasters said to expect mixed precipitation, with total snow accumulations "of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze..."

The NWS is advising those in Washington, DC, Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Eastern West Virginia to stay indoors. They are warning of possible travel difficulties due to snow-covered and slippery roads. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all other areas.

Durham, Orange and Chatham counties are under the advisory, although little snow is expected to accumulate. Temperatures this morning are sticking in the mid to lower 30s and highs this afternoon won't really increase from there either. Midway International Airport saw 3.7 inches, while downstate Pontiac received Illinois' highest total at 9.3.

VDOT is advising motorists to monitor the weather and delay unnecessary travel during this time. Colder pavement temperatures will also create several slick spots on untreated roads.

Parts of the the Triangle are under a winter storm advisory Saturday. VDOT's Facebook page will be updated throughout the storm.