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Mid-Atlantic preps for icy weather in time for evening rush

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The mid-Atlantic region is preparing for another shot of snow, sleet and freezing rain in time for the evening rush hour.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas from noon Tuesday through the evening. The weather service warns that roads will likely be covered by ice and snow and traveling will be dangerous. Similar conditions are expected in northern Delaware, where the weather service warns even light icing could make travel hazardous.

The District government says crews pretreated many bridges and elevated roads on Monday and more than 200 trucks will be deployed by Tuesday afternoon. The federal government in the Washington region is open Tuesday, but workers have the option of taking unscheduled leave or teleworking.

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