This article was updated at 1:45 a.m. Feb. 14, 2014.
Montgomery also listed daycares that use school buildings are canceled today. In Prince George’s, emergency personnel are to report, but everything else is canceled.
Montgomery County government and courts are also closed for Friday. The county will remain under a state of emergency until midnight Friday. Ride On is under an S service schedule, and parking in all county lots and parking garages is free. Because of the snow emergency, vehicles parked on emergency routes will be ticketed and towed.
In Fairfax County, government offices will open at noon with unscheduled leave allowed for employees, but courts opened on time.
In Prince George’s County, government offices and courts are opening late, at 11 a.m.
The Maryland State Highway Administration reported at 7 a.m. that all southbound lanes of Maryland 295 were closed near the Beltway exit due to the weather causing dangerous road conditions. That has subsequently cleared up.
The Prince George’s County Department of Transportation used nearly a quarter of its remaining stores of salt on Thursday, said department spokeswoman Paulette Jones.
Around 300 county and contract employees on 319 snow plows worked 12-hour shifts to clear the roads and spread 5,000 tons of salt, Jones said.
“It was the most significant event of the season,” she said.
The county expects to use some of its remaining salt Friday evening, with 1 to 2 inches of snow predicted overnight, Jones said. While it is unlikely the salt stores will run out, Jones said she hopes warmer temperatures will arrive quickly.
Prince George’s County police restricted regular patrol on Thursday and focused on responding to emergency calls, said police spokesman Nate Lewis.
Police officers Eric Guerra and Kristin Coleman shoveled a parking lot in Forestville to help several residents who were stuck there because of the snow, according to police.
“If an incident of that nature is causing people to be held up, we’ll either call up public works to remove the snow or we’ll remove the snow to get citizens moving,” Lewis said.
Mark Brady, Prince George’s County fire/EMS spokesman, said the department responded to some weather-related calls on Thursday, but not as many as expected.
“We responded to very few wires-down calls, which is surprising because of the size of the storm we had,” Brady said. “I would say we weathered the storm very well.”
Brady said weather played a part in some of the accidents the department responded to, but there were no serious injuries reported.
The Virginia Department of Transportation was still asking drivers to limit travel Friday morning as it continues to clear smaller roads and neighborhood streets. Before heading out, VDOT recommends calling 511 or going to 511virginia.org for information on road conditions. Updates on the plowing process are available at vdotplows.org.
Transit users may also find limited service and delays. Metrobus is running limited service only on major roadways. Virginia Railway Express is only operating trains with an “S” above its train number in the schedule.
Some power outages are being reported this morning. Pepco listed fewer than five customers without power in Montgomery County and 164 in Prince George’s as of 7:20 a.m. BGE reported 27 customers without power in Montgomery and 17 in Prince George’s.
As of 8:15 a.m., Dominion Virginia Power was reporting about 700 customers without power in Northern Virginia.
Staff Writers Chase Cook, Jessica Loder and Kali Schumitz contributed to this report.