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Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
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Michael Murphy 703-638-8547
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NR15-42

March 3, 2015



CREWS STAGING BY NOON FOR DIFFICULT AFTERNOON RUSH
Roads pre-treated for sleet/snow and possible early releases

FAIRFAX—Expect the Tuesday afternoon commute to be long and difficult, says the Virginia Department of Transportation, with snow, sleet and freezing rain expected to hit right at rush hour, and many drivers expected to leave work or school early. By noon today, more than 900 trucks will be staged on interstates and major roads in Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William counties.

Pre-treatment

Crews spent yesterday pre-treating major roads in northern Virginia and will finish up early this morning. 

Crews pre-treat major roads and trouble spots in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. 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—crews use liquid magnesium chloride. Problem spots on other major roads, such as the Fairfax County Parkway and routes 1, 7, 28, 29, 50 and 123, are pre-treated with brine.

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