Jenni McCord
Ellen Kamilakis

Jan. 30, 2017

Crews Return Overnight for Tuesday Rush
Follow forecast, plan commutes accordingly

FAIRFAX – Please keep eyes on an evolving forecast, asks the Virginia Department of Transportation, as a chance of snow showers in northern Virginia repeats for Tuesday’s a.m. commute.

Tonight, crews will load salt and sand, and stage roadside by 3 a.m. They will remain on duty through Tuesday to treat roads as needed, with pavement temperatures again expected to be near freezing.

Residual salt and sand remain on the roads from treatment overnight and this morning, which will help prevent snow from sticking as it begins overnight and as crews begin rolling.

Drivers are asked to:

  • Monitor forecasts closely, as storm timing and intensity can change.
  • Check road conditions before leaving; adjust commutes or allow extra travel time.
  • Reduce speeds; use headlights; do not overdrive conditions.

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