Northern Virginia Emergency Information


Status Updates

Update 1/17/22, 4 p.m.: 

  • A Wind Advisory for the region has been issued from the National Weather Service until 10 p.m. Strong wind gusts will possibly bring down trees, branches, and power lines. Tree removal crews will be deployed to remove trees from the roadway.
  • Crews continue to treat roads for icy and slick spots. Watch for black ice and treat anything that looks wet as if it could be ice.
  • Continue to avoid or delay trips if possible to give trucks room to work and treat icy areas. Temperatures will remain around freezing most of the day, causing potential icy conditions especially on ramps, bridges, overpasses and other elevated surfaces.
  • If you encounter a traffic signal with no power, treat it as an all-way stop. Remember to stop for flashing red signals and proceed with caution through flashing yellow signals.
  • 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
  • Monitor road conditions on or the free mobile app, or call 511 from any phone in Virginia.
  • Follow @vadotnova and @NWS_BaltWash for real-time updates!

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Page last modified: Jan. 17, 2022