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Road Crews Preparing For Snow, Ice As Storm Moves East

Ice storms could be possible in the Washington, D.C., area while most of Pennsylvania is under a winter weather advisory.
Posted at 8:42 AM, Dec 08, 2013

Winter weather continues to impact the U.S. with the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast expected to bear the brunt of snowfall and a potential ice storm Sunday.

This comes after several days of bitterly cold temperatures nationwide. Parts of the Denver area saw up to a foot of snow with subzero temperatures. The cold continues with KMGH reporting a temperature of 1 degree Sunday morning.

Northern Minnesota was hit even harder, with the snow total topping more than 3 feet in the town of Two Harbors. Earlier in the week, Duluth had almost 24 inches of snow. (Via WDIODuluth News Tribune)

Snow and cold weren't the only problems seen over the last few days. An ice storm took hold in parts of Texas and Arkansas, as temperatures were close to freezing. (Via WFAA)

Few ventured out on the roads in Fort Worth for the Friday morning commute. Those that did took it slow as they made their way around town with dangerously slick roads. (Via KXAS)

And in Arkansas, one man died after a tree covered in ice fell on his house. (Via ABC)

The Weather Channel notes the weather system impacting the East Sunday is actually not the same system that brought snow to Colorado and ice to parts of the South. A new storm that dumped up to 2 feet of snow in California Saturday is quickly moving across the country.

Road crews in Pennsylvania have been out laying salt on the roads to prevent as much ice buildup as possible. The National Weather Service has placed most of the state under a winter weather advisory. (Via WCAU)

Areas further south like Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina are under winter storm warnings. USA Today reports an ice storm is possible in the D.C. area Sunday into Monday as freezing rain is forecast to fall.

Even as the snow and freezing rain stops falling, cold weather remains behind it. Lows in states like Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota were in the negative double digits Sunday morning. (Via NOAA)

Temperatures are finally warming up in some places hit hard, though. Dallas is expected to reach a high near 40 degrees Sunday. (Via KTVT)