IMMEDIATE - 5 a.m.

Jennifer McCord
Ellen Kamilakis

March 14, 2017

Continue to Avoid Travel In Northern Virginia
Icy, slick road conditions as sleet-snow mix continues

FAIRFAX—(5 a.m.) A mix of sleet and snow continues across northern Virginia, creating icy and snow-covered conditions dangerous for driving. The Virginia Department of Transportation asks that drivers continue to stay off roads until the storm ends and conditions improve.  

Crews and almost 4,500 pieces of equipment worked through the night and continue to treat roads with salt and sand, and to plow in areas where about two inches have accumulated.

What drivers need to know:

  • Interstates and primary roads have stretches of slush and ice as snow and sleet reaccumulate between plow passes.
  • Secondary roads and neighborhood streets remain mostly snow-covered.
  • HOV restrictions are lifted on I-66, I-395 and the Dulles Toll Road.
  • The I-66 shoulder or green “X” lanes remain closed as crews continue clear them of ice and snow.
  • Drivers are advised to continue to stay off the roads. If you absolutely must go out this morning, take it extremely slow and be alert to icy and inclement conditions. Road temperatures are expected to remain below freezing all day with potential for continued refreeze.

Stay informed of current road conditions and VDOT’s efforts:

  • Check or the mobile app for road conditions, closures and traffic cameras
  • Visit for the latest updates and links to all resources during winter events in northern Virginia, including releases, VDOT’s neighborhood plow status, the Customer Service Center and more.
  • Follow @VaDOTNOVA on Twitter

VDOT’s Northern Virginia District includes Arlington*, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. *Arlington maintains its own secondary roads.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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