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Jenni McCord 703-259-1779
571-230-2926 Jennifer.McCord@vdot.virginia.gov
Ellen Kamilakis 703-259-2220
703-638-2595 Ellen.Kamilakis@vdot.virginia.gov
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Jan. 22, 2016



NORTHERN VA. DRIVERS: STAY OFF THE ROADS
Crews fully deployed; Road conditions, visibility will deteriorate rapidly

FAIRFAX—Drivers should be off the roads in northern Virginia at this time, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. More than 4,000 trucks are fully deployed on interstates, major roads and in neighborhoods within Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties.

Snow is falling moderately across the region and traffic is light but still steady. Drivers are advised that the storm is coming from the south, so commuters heading toward Prince William and beyond will be heading into deteriorating conditions.

Crews will plow interstates, major roads and subdivisions concurrently, making continual passes during the storm.

What drivers and residents should do:

  • STAY OFF the roads. Extreme storm conditions, with rapid snowfall, high winds and limited visibility will make driving extremely dangerous. Plows need as much room as possible to safely make continual passes during the storm.
  • 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.
  • Driveways: Shovel to the right as you’re facing the road. Leave the last few feet at the curb until the storm is over and the street is plowed.

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