Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Dec. 21, 2009
MOTORISTS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION THIS MORNING
Snow remains on I-66 shoulder lanes, some I-95/395 HOV ramps and area commuter lots
CHANTILLY – As commuters get on the road this morning, the Virginia Department of Transportation wants motorists to be aware of the following issues for rush hour:
- The I-95/395 high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes have been plowed and began opening northbound at 5 a.m. beginning at Dumfries. Several access ramps will be delayed in opening while crews finish removing snow.
- The shoulder lanes on eastbound I-66 will not be available with green arrows for this morning's rush hour, as there remains high snow in these areas.
- Some locations along the Capital Beltway may have snow in the outer lanes, and crews are working to blow snow over the barriers to clear these lanes.
- Most commuter lots in Prince William and Fairfax County are plowed this morning, but motorists are advised that some lots in northern Virginia remain snow-coverd.
All interstates are mostly wet and mostly clear. Most major arteries are also passable, however motorists should watch for icy spots where slush has refrozen overnight. Drivers are still asked to use extreme caution on subdivision streets, as they will be very difficult to navigate. Where crews have plowed, drivers can expect a path but slippery conditions with high piles of snow to the sides.
VDOT crews will continue working 12-hour shifts on northern Virginia roads until all state-maintained roads are considered safe.
For updates on these and other road conditions, as well as real-time weather, traffic incidents and traffic camera video, drivers should visit www.511Virginia.org.
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