Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
Feb. 22, 2015
FAIRFAX—While crews made significant progress plowing roads across northern Virginia overnight, drivers will encounter a wide range of changing road conditions across the region today as snow begins to melt. Drivers are asked to be alert to ice and snow this morning, and evolving conditions such as slush and high water throughout the day.
What drivers should know today:
- Interstates and primary roads in Fairfax and Arlington counties are mostly clear and wet. Crews continue some snow cleanup on primary and secondary roads in Western Prince William and Loudoun counties where snow totals were much higher.
- Pavement temperatures are still hovering at freezing but should rise later in the day. Crews are already seeing standing water on some roads. As snow melts, drivers are asked to be cautious of this ponding, particularly in right lanes. Crews are also working to clear clogged drains where needed.
- Crews will begin the I-95 Express Lanes reversal at 5 a.m. this morning.
- Crews have made one pass in most subdivisions during the storm, and due to snow totals will make a second pass in most areas.
- Residents are reminded that even after the plow passes, roads will not be bare pavement. Roads should be passable with caution via an eight- to ten-foot path, but may remain snow-packed.
- Check www.vdotplows.org to see the status of plowing in neighborhoods.
- If you can, park in your driveway or on the odd-numbered side of the street to allow plows room to pass.
- Check www.511virginia.org or use the mobile app for road conditions
- Report road problems to 800-367-7623 or http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp
- Get more details on snow removal in northern Virginia
- Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova
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