Heavy snow is moving through the area but is expected to taper off later today. (Graphic: National Weather Service)

Winter Storm Toby is currently moving through the area, which is predicted to leave as much as 6 to 7 inches of snow in Silver Spring, according to the National Weather Service.

A Winter Storm Warning is currently in effect until 8 PM Wednesday evening, however, the snow is expected to taper off this afternoon and into the evening.

Montgomery County Public Schools, as well as federal, county & local government offices and facilities, are currently closed. Metro and RideOn are running on modified schedules.

Heavy Snow Snarls Montgomery County

Photo: Jennifer Gerres, DPM

Heavy Snow Snarls Montgomery County

Photo: Mike Mowery

Montgomery County DOT is currently salting primary and emergency roadways, but plowing won’t begin until there are 3 inches of snow on the roads. Snow status can be checked on the county’s Snow Portal:

Parking is currently free in Montgomery County Parking Garages due to the weather:

Kaldi’s Coffee Bar, Fenwick Beer & Wine, AFI Silver, The Four Corners Pub, and Denizens are open today. If you know of others, let us know in the comments or tweet us @SourceTheSpring:

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