VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779


Jan. 12, 2016

Pre-treating trouble spots for evening rush

FAIRFAX—Northern Virginia drivers are asked to use caution and be aware of possible slick spots on their afternoon commute today. Pavement temperatures are expected to drop below freezing after 4 p.m., with frigid conditions continuing overnight.

Today, crews are pre-treating trouble spots in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. On interstate bridges and ramps prone to freezing such as the Springfield interchange, I-66 at Route 29 and the Capital Beltway at Route 1, crews use liquid magnesium chloride. On other major roads, such as the Fairfax County Parkway and routes 1, 7, 28, 29, and 50, problem spots are pre-treated with salt brine.

About 125 trucks will remain on duty overnight if needed to handle any freezing issues.

VDOT reminds drivers to slow down, to be aware of potential slick spots such as shaded areas and bridges, and to use the following resources:


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