Northern Virginia Emergency Information
Monday, Jan. 14, 4:30 a.m.
- Interstates and primary routes are mainly clear. Crews are working to push snow back on shoulders and other areas, and are actively working to clear remaining subdivision streets.
- Pavement temperatures remain low; anything that looks wet could be slick.
- Drivers are asked to delay trips or telework until sunrise and temperatures increase.
Sunday, Jan. 13, 5:30 p.m.
- Snow bands continue to move throughout the district. Stay alert to rapidly changing conditions.
- With below-freezing temperatures tonight, crews will work overnight to treat for icy conditions. Crews will continue to work around-the-clock to make 16,000 neighborhood streets passable over the next several days.
- Plan ahead now for Monday commutes: delay trips or telework until sunrise and temperatures increase.
Sunday, Jan. 13, 5 a.m.
- Snow continues to fall moderately throughout the district, with several inches in most areas so far, and is expected to continue through the day today.
- Crews continue to make passes on main roads as well as apply salt and sand as needed.
- Roads conditions range from snow-covered to slushy. With pavement temperatures below freezing, accumulation can quickly freeze, especially on bridges, ramps, and overpasses.
- Drivers are asked to continue to avoid travel during the storm and after until conditions have improved.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 p.m.
- Snow is falling throughout the district, with an increase expected overnight and into Sunday morning.
- With pavement temperatures now below freezing any accumulation will likely freeze, especially on bridges, exit ramps, and overpasses.
- Drivers are urged to avoid unnecessary travel and stay off roads during the storm.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 3:30 p.m.
- Plow trucks are moving through the region to plow and treat roads as snow begins to accumulate.
- Crews first focus on interstates and primary routes, followed by secondary roads with vital emergency and public facilities, then other roads and neighborhood streets.
- Road conditions are expected to deteriorate through the night with pavement temperatures below freezing.
Jan. 11, 2:30 p.m.
- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the southern and western portions of our district.
- The National Weather Service has also issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the central and northern portions of our district.
Friday, Jan. 11, 12:30 p.m.
- Crews pretreated roads throughout the district on Thursday and Friday, covering interstates, primaries, and high-volume secondary roads, and focusing bridges, ramps, overpasses and other areas prone to freezing.
- Saturday afternoon, trucks will stage along roadways.
- Drivers are asked to monitor forecasts closely throughout the weekend and avoid any unnecessary travel during the height of the storm.
- Check out our 2018-2019 fact sheet
- Watch our Northern Virginia snow season video
- Follow us on Twitter @vadotnova
- Check 511virginia.gov for traffic conditions
- Visit vdotplows.org for plow status and locations once 2" of snow has fallen
- Report road hazards to 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or my.vdot.virginia.gov
- 2018 VDOT Northern Virginia snow briefing presentation
- 2018 National Weather Service snow briefing presentation
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