VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Jennifer McCord
Ellen Kamilakis

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.

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