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Joan Morris 703-259-1799
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Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
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NR12-90

Oct. 30, 2012



NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD UPDATE: 7 A.M.
143 secondary roads closed due to flooding, downed trees, power lines

FAIRFAX— Virginia Department of Transportation crews in northern Virginia are working throughout the day and night to assess storm damage, remove debris, and work closely with emergency responders and utility companies to reopen roads closed due to downed trees and power lines. VDOT estimates that it will take several days to reopen all roads.

Road closures

All interstates in northern Virginia are clear. Several primary road closures have been reported: Georgetown Pike near Georgetown Court in Fairfax County, Route 15 at Route 50 (Gilberts Corner) in Loudoun County as well as a few other locations along Route 50 in Loudoun County.

About 143 secondary roads in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties remain closed due to either high water, downed trees and/or power lines. The majority of these roads are in Fairfax County. The complete list of road closures and advisories, sortable by county, is updated continually and is available at http://www.511virginia.org/mobile/?menu_id=conditions.

VDOT would also like to remind drivers that HOV restrictions have been lifted today on interstates 66, 95, 395, and the Dulles Toll Road.

Signal outages

107 signals throughout northern Virginia are not functioning. Drivers should treat these intersections as four-way stops.

VDOT reminds drivers:

  • Treat intersections where traffic signals are out as four-way stops.
  • Since many fallen trees contain power lines, drivers and residents are strongly advised to avoid contact with them.
  • Do not attempt to drive through high water.
  • Slow down on wet roads to avoid hydroplaning.
  • Ensure vehicles have adequate fuel to complete trips during power outages.

Get the latest road conditions at www.511virginia.org or by downloading the 511 mobile app.

View the entire list of roads closed due to the storm, sortable by county, at http://www.511virginia.org/mobile/?menu_id=conditions.

Receive real-time northern Virginia traffic updates on Twitter by following @511northernvirginia. For general VDOT information, follow @VaDOT.  

Follow VDOT at www.facebook.com/VirginiaDOT.

Report downed trees and hazardous road conditions to 1-800-367-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).



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