VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Ellen Kamilakis 703-638-2595
Jan. 27, 2022
Northern Virginia: Crews Preparing for Friday-Saturday Snow
Residents asked to monitor forecasts; plan now to avoid nonessential travel
FAIRFAX - VDOT Northern Virginia crews are ready for snow that is forecast to potentially impact the region Friday and Saturday.
As always, residents are asked to monitor forecasts and plan ahead to avoid nonessential travel during winter weather.
What's Happening Now
- The National Weather Service forecast shows the potential for wintry precipitation from Friday through Saturday. The forecast includes periods of accumulating snow, as well as below-freezing temperatures and increased winds. Please continue to monitor forecasts closely as forecasts can improve or worsen quickly.
- Northern Virginia VDOT crews in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties are pretreating roads on Friday. Please drive with caution around tanker trucks and safety trailing vehicles as they are heavy and move slowly.
- Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing over the next several days, causing potential icy conditions. Treat anything that looks wet as if it could be icy, especially bridges, ramps, overpasses, and elevated surfaces. If there is snow or ice on roadways, travel is hazardous.
Reminders for Residents and Drivers:
- Keep an emergency winter weather kit in your vehicle which includes food, water, first aid materials, tools and blankets in the event of a breakdown or stoppage.
- To report downed trees or other debris in the road, residents can contact the Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or my.vdot.virginia.gov.
- Monitor road conditions on www.511virginia.org or the free mobile app, or call 511 from any phone in Virginia.
- Follow @vadotnova and @NWS_BaltWash for real-time updates!
- Learn more about snow removal by visiting virginiadot.org/snow and viewing Northern Virginia District's fact sheet.
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