VDOT News - Northern Virginia


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Jennifer McCord
Ellen Kamilakis

March 19, 2016

Drivers asked to be alert to possible slick spots this weekend

FAIRFAX—The Virginia Department of Transportation asks drivers to be alert to possible icy conditions this weekend. An early-spring rain and snow coupled with low temperatures, particularly early Sunday morning, could impact roads.

This evening, about 480 trucks will be on duty in northern Virginia to treat roads as needed.

In most locations, crews will not use anti-icing materials ahead of the storm, with rain expected prior to snowfall.

Drivers are encouraged to lower speeds, allow extra time to reach destinations, and keep a safe distance from other vehicles.

Crews are also monitoring the forecast for Sunday night.

For more information:

  • Latest road conditions – 511virginia.org, download the mobile app or call 5-1-1
  • Report road hazards or ask questions – 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or report a problem.
  • See VDOT’s winter travel info for general snow removal facts.

VDOT’s Northern Virginia District includes Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties (Arlington maintains its own secondary roads).

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