Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jan. 5, 2015
VDOT CREWS PREPPING FOR TUESDAY SNOW
Drivers asked to be aware of changing road conditions during morning rush
FAIRFAX—Virginia Department of Transportation crews are preparing for snow expected to begin in northern Virginia during tomorrow morning’s rush hour. Drivers are asked to check road conditions before leaving, to delay trips if necessary and to be aware of changing road conditions throughout the day.
By 4 a.m. Tuesday, about 500 trucks will be staged throughout Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties to treat roads. Crews will treat road with salt and sand, and will plow once about two inches of snow has accumulated.
Crews are pre-treating some major roads today in western Loudoun with salt brine where the most snow accumulation is expected.
VDOT reminds drivers to use caution in winter weather, and:
- Check www.511virginia.org for road conditions
- Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination
- Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges
- Get more details on snow removal in northern Virginia
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