Snow, sleet, freezing rain expected through Thursday morning

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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday with a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing
rain expected.

Snow and sleet accumulation of around an inch  to 3 inches are expected in the eastern West Virginia Panhandle and over west-central Maryland. Ice accumulations will range from a few hundredths of an inch across the far western suburbs to up to two tenths of an inch across west-central Maryland and the eastern West
Virginia Panhandle.

Light snow has already started and will likely mix with sleet during the mid to late morning before transitioning to freezing rain this afternoon
and early evening. Precipitation may remain freezing rain near and west of the Blue Ridge before ending late tonight.

Roads are covered and being treated. The West Virginia Division of Highways is currently advising no travel unless absolutely necessary.

Government offices in Hampshire County are closing at 10 a.m. this morning, Dec. 26, due to the inclement weather, according to Eric Strite, Hampshire County Clerk.

Temperatures will remain in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Winds may gust to 30 mph.

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