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Thick fog blankets DMV | wusa9.com

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Drivers may want to use extra caution while driving through fog.

WASHINGTON — Thick fog has been blanketing most of the DMV since early Sunday morning creating dangerous driving conditions. 

Meteorologist Miri Marshall says the fog will stick around until least 3 or 4 p.m. Drivers may want to use extra caution when traveling through the fog as crashes are more likely when visibility is reduced. 

Some visibilities across the DMV have dropped to one quarter of a mile. Normal visibility on the road is 10 miles. 

The Dense Fog Advisory has been lifted for the DMV. Some patchy fog will still linger in the area so be sure to slow down on the roads.

Like most weather hazards,  fog can be dangerous and deadly.   In November, super fog was blamed for multiple crashes in New Orleans, LA where a person died on Interstate 10.   While the fog in the DMV Sunday is not super fog, any thick fog can be hazardous. 

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than  38,700 vehicle crashes happen in fog. Over 600 people are killed and more than 16,300 people are injured in these crashes annually. 

2023-12-03 18:25:40

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