VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Ellen Kamilakis | Jennifer McCord


Feb. 7, 2021

Northern Virginia: Use Caution if Traveling and Be Alert to Refreeze
Continue to limit travel where needed and give crews room to clear and treat roads

FAIRFAX--As a quick-hitting winter storm leaves the region today, residents are reminded to give road crews room as they clear remaining snow and slush in Northern Virginia this afternoon. Overnight tonight and tomorrow morning, limit nonessential trips if possible, and remain keenly alert to potential icy spots if traveling.

What's Happening Now

Some VDOT Northern Virginia crews will remain on duty this afternoon and overnight to push accumulation where needed, as well as treat roads overnight for the refreeze of any melted precipitation to the pavement.

Reminders for Drivers:

If possible, limit nonessential trips overnight and tomorrow morning to avoid encountering icy conditions.

Be aware of the conditions. Check your route before leaving at www.511virginia.org, on the free mobile app, or call 511 from any phone in Virginia.

Drive for the conditions. If you are heading out today, slow down, turn on your headlights and allow road crews plenty of space to work. Be vigilant with these additional winter driving tips.

Learn more about roads and winter weather at virginiadot.org/snow and see stats for Northern Virginia.

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

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