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Jan. 8, 2015



VDOT ASKS DRIVERS TO PREPARE FOR FRIDAY COMMUTE
Expect slick conditions in neighborhoods

FAIRFAX—VDOT asks drivers to delay trips or allow extra drive time Friday as crews ramp up for more snow showers during the morning commute. About 400 trucks will report in Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties to handle up to a half-inch of accumulation forecasted for rush hour.

Neighborhood streets—what drivers and residents should know:

  • Crews have continually treated icy patches on neighborhood streets with a salt/sand mix since Tuesday, and will continue to address issues from refreeze and blowing snow tonight.
  • Use extreme caution Friday, as the additional layer of wintry mix will make previously treated roads slick.
  • Salt is minimally effective while temperatures remain extremely low. Sand will provide some traction but slow speeds and extreme caution are necessary.

Visit www.511virginia.org for road conditions, and get more details on snow removal in northern Virginia.



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