Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Jan. 7, 2010
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR SNOW TONIGHT
Caution advised for morning rush hour Friday
CHANTILLY – Virginia Department of Transportation crews are preparing for up to two inches of snow predicted for tonight through Friday morning.
By 4 p.m. today, crews will have pre-treated trouble spots on interstates 66, 95, 395, and 495—including bridges and ramps prone to freezing such as the Springfield interchange, I-66 at Route 29 and the Capital Beltway interchange at Route 1—with liquid magnesium chloride. Other major roads, such as the Fairfax County Parkway and routes 1, 7, 28, 29, 50 and 123, are being pre-treated with salt brine.
By 10 p.m., about 600 trucks will begin patrolling roads throughout Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, monitoring conditions and treating areas that may freeze overnight. Drivers are asked to use caution tonight and tomorrow morning, as pavement temperatures are expected to remain near freezing.
For updates on road conditions, as well as real-time weather, incident information and traffic camera video, drivers should visit www.511Virginia.org.
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