Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Dec. 5, 2009
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE
VDOT increases trucks and crews, will sand and plow subdivisions overnight
Interstates throughout most of northern Virginia remain clear and wet, though icy conditions have been reported in western areas, such as I-66 at Haymarket and Markham. On primary roads, pavement temperatures in Fairfax County have dipped to about 28 degrees, while Prince William County roads remain at 39 degrees. Loudoun County pavement temperatures are about 30 degrees, with wet and slushy conditions reported. Subdivision streets throughout northern Virginia may be slushy or have snow accumulation.
Overnight, 809 trucks will plow subdivisions and put sand on trouble spots where necessary, as well as continue to monitor road conditions and treat bridges, ramps and overpasses on interstates and primary roads.
Motorists are advised to use extreme caution on subdivision streets tomorrow morning, as they may be icy from freezing temperatures expected overnight. Motorists are also reminded to keep at least a five-second distance from plows and trucks spreading chemicals and to try not to pass these vehicles unless absolutely necessary.
Motorists can get the latest road conditions at www.511virginia.org. For more information on how VDOT prepares for snow, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/snowseason.asp.
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