March 2, 2018
High Winds Bring Road Closures
Drivers should watch for downed trees, signs, and signal outages
FAIRFAX—Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to work since midnight in high winds to clear fallen trees, branches, and other debris that are obstructing roads. Crews are also responding to issues with traffic signals, overhead and ground-mounted signs, and electrical and lighting structures.
As of 11 a.m., crews are working to fix 196 signals and reopen 76 roads across Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.
Drivers are asked to:
- Check road closures before you travel, and look at potential alternate routes.
- Reduce your speeds and assume there may debris blocking the road ahead.
- Treat non-working signals as a four-way stop.
- Move over for responders with blue, red, and amber lights, including VDOT and utility crews.
- Ensure gas tanks are full, and have a good emergency kit. Here’s how: ready.gov/car.
- Report road problems via vdot.virginia.gov or by calling 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623)
- Check 511virginia.org or the 511 mobile app for road closures and traffic conditions
- Follow @vadotnova on Twitter for updates
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