Joan Morris 703-259-1799


Dec. 9, 2013

Drivers should plan now for morning rush

FAIRFAX─ With up to six inches of snow forecast for northern Virginia beginning tomorrow morning, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging motorists to check road conditions ahead of their commute, and to limit travel or use caution.  

Beginning at 4 a.m. Tuesday, more than 1,200 trucks and plows will be working to keep roads passable in northern Virginia. Trucks will be pre-positioned in subdivisions and will begin plowing once two inches of snow have fallen.

In northern Virginia, VDOT has one snow removal program for high-volume roads such as Interstates 66, 95, 495, Routes 1, 7, 15, 28,50, Fairfax County Parkway, etc. and another for subdivisions. Crews work on high-volume roads and subdivisions concurrently. Within each of these programs, roads with highest traffic volumes are cleared first.

Residents can see the status of plowing in northern Virginia neighborhoods at Once it snows more than two inches, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William residents can enter their address and a color-coded map shows whether plowing is underway, completed, or not yet started in their neighborhood.

Get more information
Click here for details on northern Virginia’s snow removal program.
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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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