Plunging temps could lead to icy conditions following storm

Posted at 7:16 AM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 07:33:54-04

Falling temperatures could lead to icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast following a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow.

The Maryland Transportation Authority urges locals to walk and drive carefully, using extra caution on bridges, overpasses, and off-ramps.

"What looks wet will be ice," officials said on Twitter. 

The powerful nor'easter paralyzed much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor, but fell short of predicted snowfall totals in New York, Boston and Philadelphia.

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The storm, which followed a stretch of unusually mild weather, dumped 1 to 2 feet in many places, grounded more than 6,000 flights and knocked out power to nearly a quarter-million customers from Virginia northward.

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By the time it reached Massachusetts, it had turned into a blizzard, with near hurricane-force winds gusting to over 70 mph along the coast.

Plunging overnight temperatures threatened to turn the snow, sleet and sloppy mix into a slippery mess.

ABC2 News contributed to this report. 

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