VDOT News - Northern Virginia


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Ellen Kamilakis | Jennifer McCord


Jan. 30, 2021

Northern Virginia Crews Ready for Sunday/Monday Storm
Residents asked to prepare now, monitor forecast and prepare to avoid travel

FAIRFAX--VDOT Northern Virginia crews are ready for the winter storm forecast to affect much of the Commonwealth tomorrow into early next week. Residents are asked to monitor forecasts and plan ahead to avoid travel Sunday and Monday.

What's Happening Now

See the latest updates from the National Weather Service covering VDOT's Northern Virginia District, and monitor the forecast for potential updates.

Crews will finish pretreating roads in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties today, to help prevent ice and snow from bonding to the pavement at the onset of the storm.

Trucks will stage overnight to be ready to treat roads at the onset of the storm, and will begin to plow once two inches of snow have accumulated. Additional equipment and crews are ready as needed, including tree crews to handle downed branches from ice.

Reminders for Residents and Drivers:

Monitor the forecast closely and prepare to stay off roads when the storm begins to allow crews room to work. Plan to avoid travel Sunday and into Monday.

Park in driveways or a single side of the street to allow a wider path for plows.

If you must drive, ensure gas and wiper fluid tanks are full, be prepared with an emergency kit and be familiar with these winter driving tips.

Monitor road conditions from home on www.511virginia.org, on the mobile app, or call 511 from any phone in Virginia.

Learn more about snow removal at virginiadot.org/snow and see stats for Northern Virginia.

Follow @vadotnova and @NWS_BaltWash for real-time updates.

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