Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Mike Murphy 703-638-8547
Jan. 26, 2015
LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY RUSH HOUR
Crews ramp up for overnight snow, drivers asked to plan for a.m. commute
FAIRFAX—With forecasts for snow bands that could bring two to three inches in some areas, Virginia Department of Transportation crews will work overnight to prepare northern Virginia roads for the Tuesday morning rush hour.
VDOT will ramp up to about 1475 trucks in Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties, to plow snow and treat for ice on major roads as well as secondary and neighborhood streets.
What drivers should know:
- Plan ahead for the Tuesday morning rush hour. Check road conditions and delay trips if possible. If driving use extreme caution, allow extra commute time and be aware of possible slick conditions.
- Bridge and pavement temperatures are forecasted to remain at or below freezing through Tuesday. Any snow or rain on the pavement will freeze.
- Use special caution on secondary roads and neighborhood streets, and problem spots such as bridges, ramps, hills and overpasses.
Reminders and resources:
- Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination
- Be aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, ramps, curves and overpasses
- Check www.511virginia.org for road conditions
- Get more details on snow removal in northern Virginia
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