Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Dec. 12, 2010
VDOT ADVISES CAUTION FOR A.M. COMMUTE
Be aware of potential icy spots, use caution on bridges and overpasses
CHANTILLY – The Virginia Department of Transportation asks that motorists be alert to possible icy patches in northern Virginia Monday morning, as wet pavement from weekend rain will couple with freezing temperatures tonight. Use extra caution on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and areas prone to freezing.
About 300 VDOT trucks will report at 6 p.m. tonight to treat these trouble spots. Crews will monitor road conditions overnight and apply salt to help prevent ice from forming.
Click here for VDOT’s preparations in northern Virginia this winter, and for more information on snow removal visit www.virginiadot.org/snow.
For the latest road conditions, traffic camera video and real-time weather and incidents information, visit www.511virginia.org.
Winter driving tips:
Ensure that your vehicle is winter-ready.
Keep a five-second distance or more behind other vehicles. Do no pass trucks applying chemicals unless absolutely necessary.
Be aware of areas prone to freezing such as ramps and bridges.
When driving on ice, do not slam on brakes. Turn gently and slowly.
Keep an emergency winter kit in your car.
Always wear your seatbelt.
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