VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Jennifer McCord

Ellen Kamilakis


Feb. 19, 2019

Plan to Avoid Travel During Winter Storm Wednesday
Crews preparing for significant snow and wintry mix forecast through Thursday

VDOT asks that drivers plan travel around a winter storm bringing accumulating snow and a mix of frozen precipitation to the region throughout the day Wednesday. Avoid travel during the storm for safety, as well as after until road conditions improve.

What's Happening Now

  • See Winter Weather Advisories (eastern and western) from the National Weather Service in effect through Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, to include significant snow, sleet, and potential accumulating ice for northern Virginia.
  • Crews pretreated interstates and major routes throughout northern Virginia yesterday and today.
  • Tonight, trucks will stage along roadways, ready to plow and treat roads as needed when the storm begins.

VDOT Asks Drivers and Residents To:

  • Plan now to avoid driving through the day Wednesday and after the storm until conditions have improved. Give crews time to plow and treat roads.
  • Park in driveways or on the same side of the street to allow plows room to pass.
  • Continue to closely monitor weather, as forecasts can improve or worsen quickly.
  • If you absolutely must drive, know the conditions, drive for the conditions and give plows plenty of room. Ensure enough gas, wiper fluid, proper tires, medication, and an emergency car kit. Check road conditions along your route at www.511virginia.org, on the free mobile app, or call 511 from any phone in Virginia.



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