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Jenni McCord 571-230-2926
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Ellen Kamilakis 703-638-2595
Ellen.Kamilakis@vdot.virginia.gov
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Jan. 24, 2016



GIVE CREWS ROOM TODAY AS CLEANUP CONTINUES IN FULL FORCE
Road conditions in northern Virginia remain severe

FAIRFAX – Today, although under clearer skies, the Virginia Department of Transportation asks drivers to be patient and hold off on all travel. Crews continue to work around the clock to clear accumulations of up to three feet across northern Virginia. Although interstate conditions are improving, road conditions remain severe and major roads and neighborhood streets remain snow-covered or blocked by snow.

With the storm over and high winds diminishing, crews can begin to gain ground on snow-removal efforts on interstates in Loudoun, Fairfax Prince William counties. More than 4,200 trucks continue to work on interstates, major roads and subdivisions concurrently.

What drivers and residents need to know:

  • Although the storm has ended, roads are still in severe condition. Staying off the roads another day will be essential to snow-clearing operations.
  • Avoid walking in the road for your safety.
  • Check truck progress and your neighborhood status 24/7 at www.vdotplows.org.
  • If you are shoveling your driveway, view this video for helpful tips.

Other VDOT resources:

VDOT’s Northern Virginia District includes Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties (Arlington maintains its own secondary roads).

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