Messy Storm Brings Ice, Snow, Sleet and Rain to Northeast

Another storm hitting the northeast is expected cause transportation problems.

January 18, 2011, 3:33 AM

Jan. 18, 2011— -- A messy winter storm hitting the East Coast is bringing more snow along with ice, sleet and rain to region early this morning.

From Virginia to Maryland, about 1 to 3 inches of snow has already fallen.

Snow is expected to start in Boston later this morning with sleet possibly changing to freezing rain. The area is currently under a winter weather advisory.

Washington D.C. is also under a winter weather advisory with a few tenth of an inch of ice possible by mid-morning.

In New York City, a total of 1 to 2 inches of snow is expected and then transitioning over to sleet and freezing rain and rain later in the morning.

"The ice, the ice, the ice is going to cause treacherous road conditions," Robert Tripoletti, a snow plow driver in Tarrytown in Westchester county, N.Y. told ABC News New York affiliate WABC.

Commuters in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut may face as much as 3 inches of snow and ice during the morning rush hour, according to Associated Press.

"It's winter in Connecticut, so while we are dealing with excess snow from last week's storm, we have yet another one right on our doorstep," Connecticut Gov. Daniel P. Malloy told the Associated Press Monday.

Malloy encouraged drivers to take it slow and "be aware of any icing that may occur."

Last week, the Northeast endured a "weather bomb" the air pressure drops from a fast moving storm and the jet stream brings moisture, causing heavy snow and winds.

Northwest Recovers From Flooding

While the East Coast deals with another bout of the snow, residents in the Northwest are recovering from damages caused by flooding.

Days of heavy rain have led to major flooding along the Skykomish River north of Seattle, causing many families have flee their homes.

Mike Menzia walked a mile through the flood waters to bring a suitcase out to his family.

"(It's) a little frustrating. But we choose to live out here by the mountains so we have to deal with it," Menzia told ABC News Radio.

Flooding in Oregon destroyed at least two homes along the Sandy River Monday.

Rain and melting snow washed out a road near Brightwood, Ore.

"People's livelihoods are going to be impacted by this little event that took how long - like minutes - and now it's totally, there's no road up there," said John Lewis, one of about 200 people who live in the area.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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