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Jan. 28, 2009



VDOT EFFORTS PAY OFF ON ICY ROADS
Road Treatments Scale Back as Temperatures Rise

FAIRFAX, Va.—Road conditions in Northern Virginia have dramatically improved due to successful anti-icing efforts and around-the-clock road crews, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The interstates and other high-volume roads are clear while work is subdivisions is nearing completion. The number of plow trucks has been scaled back, but a number of drivers remain in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties to treat problem areas and monitor the road temperatures. Forecasts for overnight indicate the possibility of freezing temperatures and ice formation on wet roads, so VDOT will have a fleet of 300 trucks for the overnight shift. Interstates 95, 395, 495 and 66 are being pre-treated this afternoon to minimize icy conditions tonight. Motorists can call 511 or log onto www.511Virginia.org for the latest traffic and travel conditions.

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