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Joan Morris 571-238-5030
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Mike Murphy 703-638-8547
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Feb. 21, 2015



HEAVY TRAFFIC HAMPERS PLOWS
Roads will remain treacherous overnight

FAIRFAX— Heavy bands of snow, heavy traffic and numerous accidents continue to make clearing roads in northern Virginia a challenge, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). More than 2,400 trucks have been deployed since midnight in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington counties, and will work through the night to treat and plow interstates, main roads and subdivision streets.

 

What drivers should know:

  • The forecast calls for snow, sleet and freezing rain to last this evening through Sunday morning
  • Bridge deck and pavement temperatures will stay below freezing
  • Slippery roads and icy patches can be expected overnight and Sunday morning. Best advice: stay home until temperatures rise and trucks have cleared roads.

What to expect in neighborhoods:

  • Neighborhoods will have an eight- to ten-foot path but not bare pavement. Expect snow-packed paths or patches where plows cannot scrape the frozen layer.
  • Residents can continue to check www.vdotplows.org to see the status of plowing in neighborhoods.
  • If possible, continue to park in driveways or on the odd-numbered side of the street to allow plows room to pass. If shoveling driveways, leave the last few feet at the curb as the plow will push some snow back.

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