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Ellen Kamilakis | Jennifer McCord


Feb. 6, 2021

Northern Virginia: Plan Ahead to Avoid Travel During Sunday Morning Snow
Crews will begin to stage overnight; residents asked to monitor forecasts, be alert to refreeze

Fairfax--VDOT Northern Virginia crews are ready for a quick-hitting winter storm expected to impact the district early Sunday. Residents are asked to monitor forecasts, plan ahead to avoid nonessential travel during the storm, and be aware of the potential for slick spots overnight Sunday.

What's Happening Now

See the Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service, including heavy snow for VDOT's Northern Virginia District from 3 a.m. to noon Sunday. Monitor forecasts closely for updates.

Today, crews are pre-treating bridges, ramps, overpasses and other trouble spots throughout Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, to help prevent ice and snow from bonding to the pavement at the onset of the storm.

More than 2,300 trucks will be staged by early morning, ready to treat roads and plow snow as needed.

Reminders for Drivers:

Monitor the forecast closely and prepare to stay off roads when the storm begins to avoid driving during periods of potential heavy snowfall, and to allow crews room to work. Plan to avoid travel early Sunday.

If you must drive, ensure headlights are on, drive for the conditions, and be familiar with these winter driving tips.

Monitor road conditions from home on www.511virginia.org, on the free 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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