Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
March 25, 2013
DRIVERS: USE CAUTION IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA TODAY
Crews continue to treat roads
FAIRFAX (10 a.m. update)—While interstates and major routes in northern Virginia are mostly clear and wet, the Virginia Department of Transportation reminds drivers to reduce speeds and allow extra room for trucks as they continue to treat roads, particularly on secondary and neighborhood streets where snow may have accumulated.
VDOT crews with more than 620 pieces of equipment will continue to monitor and treat roads in northern Virginia today. Major routes are being treated with chemicals, hills and trouble spots on low-volume roads and subdivision streets will be treated with sand, and where two inches of snow have fallen, roads will be plowed.
VDOT reminds motorists to use caution when driving during wintry weather. Drivers should:
• Check current weather, road conditions and traffic before traveling at www.511Virginia.org or by calling 511
• Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination
• Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges
• Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing the road
VDOT is responsible for 17,679 lane miles in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington counties (Arlington County maintains its own secondary roads).
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