Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Dec. 21, 2009
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE - Noon
Crews clearing I-66 shoulder lanes, Beltway lanes, subdivisions
CHANTILLY – Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue clearing snow throughout northern Virginia, focusing on interstate acceleration lanes, shoulders and high snow piles causing sight-distance problems. Crews are also working around the clock in subdivisions. At mid-day today, motorists should be aware of the following:
The I-95/395 high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and ramps have been cleared of snow and will be switched to southbound by rush hour this afternoon.
Crews will close ramps on westbound I-66 at Nutley Street and Route 123 temporarily today to clear the shoulder lanes. The lanes should be open with green arrows for this afternoon’s rush hour.
Crews are also working along the Capital Beltway in both directions near Van Dorn Street to blow snow over the barriers.
While VDOT crews continue working 12-hour shifts to plow 7,000 miles of neighborhood streets in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, it will be Wednesday before all subdivision streets are made passable. Please remember that crews clear a path through subdivisions so that vehicles can reach the main roads – they are not cleared curb to curb.
Drivers are still asked to use extreme caution today. For updates on these and other road conditions, as well as real-time weather, incidents and traffic camera video, drivers should visit www.511Virginia.org.
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