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Feb. 2, 2010



VDOT CREWS READY FOR TONIGHT’S SNOW
Problem spots on northern Virginia interstates, primaries have been pre-treated

CHANTILLY – Virginia Department of Transportation crews in northern Virginia are gearing up for four to six inches of snow forecasted to fall this evening and overnight.

Yesterday, crews pre-treated trouble spots on interstates 66, 95, 395, and 495—including bridges and ramps prone to freezing such as the Springfield interchange, I-66 at Route 29 in Gainesville and the Capital Beltway interchange at Route 1—with liquid magnesium chloride. Other major roads, such as the Fairfax County Parkway and routes 1, 7, 28, 29, 50 and 123, were pre-treated with salt brine.

By 8 p.m., more than 1,100 trucks will begin patrolling roads throughout Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, monitoring conditions and treating areas where snow and ice accumulate.

Motorists are encouraged to check current weather, road conditions and traffic cameras before driving tonight by visiting www.511Virginia.org or by calling 511. For more information on how VDOT prepares for snow, visit www.virginiadot.org/snow.



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