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Mike Salmon 703-383-2850
NR09-21

Feb. 3, 2009



VDOT CREWS WORK ALL NIGHT TREATING ICY ROADS

FAIRFAX, VA. – The Virginia Department of Transportation dispatched nearly 400 trucks throughout the area overnight, treating roads throughout Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun County in advance of today’s morning rush hour.

A wintry mix of rain and snow fell over much of Northern Virginia throughout the night, freezing on some bridges and overpasses, creating potentially hazardous conditions for motorists. VDOT trucks were pre-positioned on the interstates and primary roads, and begun spreading salt on the roads when the snow began to fall. These efforts will continue as needed.
In Fairfax County, VDOT monitored the areas around polling places, treating icy spots in advance of the special election that is starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, when the polls open. Motorists are advised to be careful on the icy roads, keep speeds down and always wear seatbelts.

On Monday afternoon, VDOT pre-treated the overpasses and bridges on the Springfield Interchange and Woodrow Wilson Bridge, as well as troubled spots throughout the area, including Loudoun and Prince William Counties.
Motorists can call 511 or log onto www.511Virginia.org for the latest traffic and travel conditions.

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