VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Ellen Kamilakis


Jan. 28, 2022

Northern Virginia: Wintry Weather to Impact Friday PM Commute
Residents asked to monitor forecasts; Plan now to avoid nonessential travel once storm begins

FAIRFAX - VDOT Northern Virginia crews are ready for winter weather that is forecast to impact the region Friday afternoon through Saturday. Crews pretreated roads on Thursday.

As always, residents are asked to monitor forecasts and plan ahead to avoid nonessential travel during winter weather.

What's Happening Now

  • See the Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service for winter weather forecasted to impact the region from Friday through Saturday. The forecast shows the potential for 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.
  • Drivers should expect an impacted Friday afternoon rush hour. Plan your trips now to avoid all nonessential travel during the height of the storm, to avoid deteriorating conditions and to allow crews room to work.
  • Crews pretreated roads on Thursday and will begin deploying approximately 2,400 trucks Friday midday to treat roads as needed.
  • 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:


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