Freezing rain snarls Baltimore, Washington D.C. traffic Saturday morning

Pink denotes areas of freezing rain and wintry precipitation falling in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Pink denotes areas of freezing rain and wintry precipitation falling in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Ice and snow icons denote storm reports from the wintry event.

(Associated Press and WHNT News 19) – Icy roads are causing major and minor pileups in parts of Virginia and Maryland.

As many as 11 people were injured in a 40-car accident on I-95 near Caton Avenue due to the icy roads. Two fatalities were reported.

Baltimore County said on Twitter that between 15 and 20 vehicles were involved in a crash on I-695 near Rosedale. Six people were taken to the hospital.

The National Weather Service has issued a wintry weather advisory for the Baltimore area, meaning that periods of sleet and freezing rain through noon will lead to slippery roads and limited visibility.

Virginia State Police say 41 traffic crashes were reported in northern Virginia. It was unclear how many were due to slick roads. One fatality was reported.

According to WUSA, Dulles International Airport closed due to the icy conditions.

https://www.facebook.com/WUSA9/?fref=ts