VDOT News - Northern Virginia


IMMEDIATE - 10 a.m.

Ellen Kamilakis

Jenni McCord


Dec. 10, 2019

Crews Gearing Up for First Morning Rush Hour Winter Weather of the Season
Drivers asked to closely monitor conditions

FAIRFAX - VDOT asks that drivers be alert for a wintry mix of rain and snow starting tonight through Wednesday morning.

What's Happening Now

  • Area meteorologists are forecasting a wintry mix of rain and snow to begin late Tuesday through Wednesday morning. Drivers are asked to prepare now for impacts to the morning rush hour.
  • Due to the rainy start, crews will not be pre-treating roads today. Crews across the district will begin mobilizing this evening.

VDOT Asks Drivers To:

  • Continue to closely monitor weather, as forecasts can improve or worsen quickly.
  • Before leaving, check road conditions along your route at www.511virginia.org, on the free app for Apple and Android, or call 511 from any phone in Virginia.
  • If road conditions become hazardous, delay travel for your safety and to give trucks time to treat roads.
  • Be aware of potential for slick spots on areas prone to freezing such as bridges, ramps and overpasses.
  • Allow extra time for trips, brake lightly and allow plenty of following distance. Ensure enough gas, wiper fluid, proper tires, medication, and an emergency car kit.



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