Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Feb. 5, 2010
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS DETERIORATE
8 p.m. update: Visibility poor; crews plowing interstates
CHANTILLY – While more than 1,800 snowplows and spreader trucks are plowing highways in northern Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation asks drivers to stay off the roads which are now mostly snow covered and very slick. Visibility is already deteriorating and whiteout conditions are expected at times throughout the night.
Drivers should avoid travel throughout the weekend. Extreme conditions of up to 30 inches of heavy, wet snow and wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour will cause snow to drift, limit visibility and make driving increasingly hazardous.
Motorists can check current weather, road conditions and traffic cameras at www.511Virginia.org or by calling 511.
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