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Jan. 29, 2019



VDOT Asks Drivers to Avoid Travel During Rush Hour Snow, Ice
Road crews staging to clear snow & treat for icy conditions this afternoon, overnight

FAIRFAX—VDOT asks that drivers keep a close eye on winter weather that is forecast to impact today's afternoon Truck preparing for snowcommute, and plan to be home early to avoid driving during snow and ice that may cause hazardous road conditions.

What's Happening Now

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the National Capital Region.

Crews have brined bridges and ramps throughout northern Virginia and are staging along roadways today in preparation of winter weather expected during the p.m. rush hour.

VDOT Asks Drivers and Residents to:

  • Monitor weather closely, as forecasts can improve or worsen quickly.
  • Plan ahead to avoid driving during snow and freezing conditions today. Plan to leave and be home early if possible.
  • If you find absolutely must drive, give plows and treatment trucks plenty of room. Ensure enough gas, wiper fluid, proper tires, medication, and an emergency car kit.

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