Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779


Feb. 3, 2010

Commuters asked to be cautious, alert and allow extra travel time

CHANTILLY – Overnight, road crews in northern Virginia cleared interstates and most major routes, but the Virginia Department of Transportation reminds drivers to use extra caution this morning and to prepare for their commutes by checking road conditions and allowing plenty of extra time for their trips.

As of 5 a.m., VDOT would like motorists to be aware of the following conditions:

  • Interstates and primary roads throughout Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties are mostly clear, but drivers can expect slush, especially on shoulders and in turn lanes, as well as some icy patches.
  • Commuter lots along I-95 and I-66 are clear and treated with sand.
  • Both the I-95/395 high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes as well as the eastbound I-66 shoulder lane between the Capital Beltway and Route 50 have been plowed, treated and are open for normal rush hour operations.
  • In subdivisions, crews began plowing and treating secondary and neighborhood streets overnight. Drivers can expect conditions on these roads to vary from snow-covered to passable where a plow has made rounds. VDOT reminds motorists not to expect bare pavement or curb-to-curb clearance in these areas, and to be very cautions as these roads may be more treacherous.

Crews in more than 1,500 trucks worked through the night and will continue to push snow and treat roadways with salt and sand until all roads are safe and passable.

Before leaving this morning, motorists are encouraged to call 511 or check current weather, road conditions and traffic camera video at

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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