VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Jan. 29, 2017
Snow Showers Likely for Monday Rush
Drivers: Monitor early a.m. weather and road conditions, adjust commutes
FAIRFAX– Drivers in northern Virginia are asked to monitor forecasts and plan for snow showers to impact tomorrow morning’s commute.
Please watch for slow-moving trucks today as they pretreat roads through the region. Crews will spray brine on interstates and main roads to help prevent snow from sticking when it begins to fall overnight.
Tonight, crews will load materials and stage roadside by 10 p.m. They will remain on duty through Monday to treat roads with salt and sand as needed, as pavement temperatures are expected to be near freezing.
Drivers are asked to:
- Monitor weather forecasts closely, as storm timing and intensity can always change.
- Check weather and road conditions before leaving, and adjust commutes or allow additional travel time.
- Reduce speeds; use headlights; do not overdrive conditions.
Stay informed of road conditions and VDOT’s efforts:
- Check 511virginia.org or the mobile app for traffic and road conditions.
- Visit virginiadot.org/novaemergency for updates and resources during winter weather in northern Virginia.
- Follow @VaDOTNOVA on Twitter.
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