Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Dec. 8, 2013
MORNING COMMUTE COULD BE TREACHEROUS
VDOT asks drivers to avoid travel
FAIRFAX─ More than 2,000 salt trucks and plows are working to keep roads passable in northern Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Crews are plowing as well as heavily salting roads and will continue to do so through tomorrow morning’s rush hours.
While roads are passable, ramps, bridges and underpasses are treacherous and are likely to remain so until temperatures rise sometime tomorrow morning.
“We are urging folks to stay off the road today and to delay travel in the morning until conditions improve,” said Branco Vlacich, head of maintenance for VDOT in northern Virginia. “While crews are keeping up with the storm for now, we expect conditions to deteriorate as the snow turns into freezing rain.”
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- Click here for details on northern Virginia’s snow removal program.
- Twitter: Follow @vadotnova for northern Virginia news, and @511northernva for real-time traffic updates.
- Use the 511 app or visit www.511virginia.org.
- Report road problems to 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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