Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Feb. 17, 2015
NOON UPDATE ON NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROADS
Crews focus on neighborhoods and overnight refreeze
FAIRFAX – As of noon today, northern Virginia interstates and primary roads are clear. Virginia Department of Transportation crews have also made at least one snowplow pass on secondary roads and most neighborhood streets in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, and continue working to make those roads passable.
Extremely low temperatures tonight and the remainder of the week will continue to pose challenges with refreeze. Some crews will remain on duty overnight to treat with problem spots.
Crews are also preparing for tomorrow’s forecast, which calls for a chance of snow showers mid-day to bring an additional layer of precipitation to freeze.
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.
- Check www.511virginia.org before leaving for road conditions
- Report road problems to 1-800-367-7623 or online at 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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