Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Michael Murphy 703-638-8547
Feb. 14, 2015
CREWS DEPLOY FOR SNOW, FRIGID TEMPS, HIGH WINDS
Prepare for changing road conditions later today
FAIRFAX—Virginia Department of Transportation crews are deploying for snow forecasted in northern Virginia, accompanied by extreme cold temperatures and high winds that may make road conditions hazardous later today. Even with a light accumulation, wet or slushy roads will rapidly freeze and crews will be staged to continually treat. Drivers are asked to use caution and plan carefully for trips this afternoon and tonight.
- By mid-day, more than 900 trucks will report to treat roads throughout Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties.
- Due to extreme cold tonight and concern for ice in neighborhoods, crews will treat problem areas with a salt/sand mix. Residents will be able to check the status of their neighborhoods at www.vdotplows.org.
- Crews will work closely with Dominion Virginia Power on downed trees or power lines in roads due to high winds.
- While temperatures have not been favorable to pre-treat, residual brine and liquid magnesium chloride remain on many roads where crews pre-treated earlier this week.
VDOT asks drivers to use caution during winter weather, to slow down and allow extra time to their destination, and to be aware of potentially icy spots such as bridges, overpasses, hills and curves.
- Check www.511virginia.org for road conditions
- Check neighborhood status beginning this afternoon at www.vdotplows.org
- Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova
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