Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Ellen Kamilakis 703-259-2220
Jan. 23, 2016
LONG ROAD AHEAD: HEAVY SNOW AND TREACHEROUS CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE ALL DAY
Continue to stay off roads; Monitor progress at www.vdotplows.org
FAIRFAX – Drivers are urged to remain off the roads in northern Virginia as blizzard conditions continue. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, more than 4,300 trucks remain fully deployed and are focused on keeping up with continued heavy snowfall and dangerous road conditions.
Crews are plowing interstates, major roads and subdivisions concurrently, and will make continual passes throughout the storm.
Accumulation of up to 15 inches have been reported locally, with additional significant snowfall expected today. Driving will remain extremely hazardous as roads are quickly recovered between plow passes, and heavy wind gusts and blowing snow are severely limiting visibility. During whiteout conditions, plow drivers will pull to the shoulder for their safety.
Reminders for drivers and residents:
- STAY OFF the roads. Driving remains extremely dangerous and plows need as much room as possible to work.
- Park in driveways or on the odd-numbered side of the street now, to allow plows room to clear the road ahead.
- Check truck progress and your neighborhood status 24/7 at www.vdotplows.org.
- Shoveling your driveway? Check out this video for helpful tips.
Other VDOT resources:
- Check www.511virginia.org for road conditions
- Follow @VaDOTNOVA on Twitter
- Get more details on snow removal in northern Virginia
VDOT’s Northern Virginia District includes Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties (Arlington maintains its own secondary roads).