Mike Salmon 703-383-2850
Feb. 20, 2008
VDOT CREWS LAUNCH UPGRADED PLAN FOR SNOW TODAY
Throughout the day, VDOT is deploying 722 salt and sand trucks throughout the Northern Virginia area, focusing on bridges, overpasses and icy spots. In addition to the 114 trucks covering the interstates, there will be 317 trucks in Fairfax County, 101 trucks in Loudoun County, and 190 trucks in Prince William County.
Travelers should also observe the following winter driving tips:
Make sure your vehicle is winter ready.
Keep an emergency driving kit in your car and wear your seatbelt.
Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges.
When driving on ice, don’t slam on your brakes. Travel gently. Turn slowly. Sudden changes can cause your car to spin out of control.
Know the conditions! Before heading out, call 511 for the latest road condition information or visit www.VirginiaDOT.org.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.