Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Feb. 8, 2010
CREWS DIGGING OUT SUBDIVISIONS, BRACING FOR NEXT STORM
Northern Virginia residents encouraged to e-mail as VDOT call volumes are high
CHANTILLY – Virginia Department of Transportation crews are working tirelessly to clear snow-buried side streets in northern Virginia, as a new storm threatens to dump up to 20 additional inches tomorrow. Drivers are asked to avoid travel if possible, but if they must go out, they are urged to leave early as snow is expected to begin by early afternoon. Extreme caution will be crucial as melted snow will refreeze to black ice by morning.
More than 1,900 trucks have been making inroads on neighborhood and side streets in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, and will work through the night in an attempt to make a pass through all roads by the start of tomorrow’s storm.
The northern Virginia customer service line, 703-383-VDOT (8368), is experiencing extremely high call volumes. Residents are asked to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their street address, subdivision and county if they are having trouble getting through, and to include photos if possible. Residents are reminded that crews are still working through neighborhoods and have not yet completed all plow routes.
If driving tomorrow, motorists should call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org before leaving for real-time weather, road conditions and traffic incidents. Traffic camera video is also available on this site.
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