Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Mike Murphy 703-638-8547
Feb. 28, 2015
DRIVERS ASKED TO STAY TUNED TO SUNDAY STORM
N. Va. roads pre-treated, crews reporting in a.m. for another wintry mix
FAIRFAX—By 10 a.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation will deploy almost 1,000 trucks in Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William counties for a wintry mix predicted Sunday. Drivers are asked to monitor forecasts closely, delay trips if needed or use extreme caution as road conditions may change rapidly between snow, sleet and freezing rain. VDOT is closely monitoring the changing forecast to adjust plans or increase equipment as needed.
On Saturday, crews pre-treated 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 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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