Freezing rain advisory for the Monday morning peak

Posted: 2014/02/16 in Weather

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Although tomorrow is Presidents Day and that could mean a lighter than normal peak hour for the morning commute, the weather could make it a very dicey commute.  The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for the entire I-270 corridor from 00:00 to 12:00 Monday for up to 0.10 inch glaze.  Although this event will eventually change into cold wet rain by the afternoon, it is expected to affect the morning peak.

The weather event that did happen on Friday missed the morning peak but fell as freezing rain.  It takes very little freezing rain to cause big problems and the history on this section of 270 has never been good when it comes to freezing rain.  The freezing rain that did fall was just enough to cause several incidents up in North County – including the one that shut down the westbound lanes near New Halls Ferry for almost an entire hour.

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