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Forecast of Freezing Rain Prompts School Delays and Closures (January 12, 2015)

A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect through 9am, with less than a tenth of an inch of ice possible before temperatures rise and this morning’s mix of rain and freezing rain becomes all rain.

UPDATE 8:08am: Baltimore County's Hereford Zone schools are CLOSED. Washington County's Hancock Schools are CLOSED. Also CLOSEDCarroll County SchoolsFrederick County Schools, and Harford County Schools.

A two-hour delay is in effect for schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore County's non-Hereford Zone schools.

Also opening two hours late are schools in: Anne Arundel County, Caroline County,Cecil County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Washington County (the non-Hancock schools, that is).

And there’s a 90 minute delay for schools in: Queen Anne’s Countyand Talbot County.

Federal workers in the DC area are also on a two hour delay with the option for unscheduled leave or telework.

And many colleges and universities are changing their schedules as well; be sure to call ahead before you attempt to brave the roads. And if you do, be sure to drive slowly and cautiously.

WYPR's Morning Edition news anchor Ashley Sterner serves up the latest Maryland news and weather every weekday morning, delightfully interspersed with the occasional snarky comment.