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Jan. 22, 2014



DRIVERS SHOULD WATCH FOR DRIFTING SNOW, ICY CONDITIONS
VDOT crews continue plowing neighborhoods

FAIRFAX─ Virginia Department of Transportation crews and equipment will continue working through the day and night in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington counties.

What drivers should know today:

  • I-95/395 reversible HOV lanes will close northbound at 10 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. to allow crews extra time treat ramps and open gates southbound in time for the afternoon rush hour
  • Drifting snow and below-freezing temperatures will make even roads that have already been plowed and treated slick. Drivers should use extreme caution, be aware of changing road conditions and use appropriate speeds.
  • Chemicals used to treat roads become less effective under 20 degrees. Crews continue to plow, treat ice with a mixture of salt and liquid magnesium chloride on interstates, and use a treated sand mix on primary and local roads.
  • In neighborhoods, park on the odd-numbered side of the street where possible to leave room for the plow to pass.
  • After a plow has passed, roads will be passable, but will not be bare pavement and may remain snow-packed.
  • Report road problems to 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or novainfo@vdot.virginia.gov.

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