Feb. 8, 2017
Be Ready for Morning Snow
Delay rush hour trips; Wind, squalls, limited visibility a concern
FAIRFAX—Winter weather is far from most minds today, but the Virginia Department of Transportation asks commuters to remain vigilant in monitoring forecasts and planning commutes—a mix of rain, snow and high winds could have major impacts to Thursday’s morning rush.
VDOT asks that drivers monitor forecasts closely for changes, and to stay off the roads during inclement weather. Potential for high winds and isolated squalls will mean limited visibility.
Crews will stage roadside through northern Virginia by midnight tonight, with resources concentrated in Loudoun County. Due to a forecast for rain ahead of snow, crews will not brine roads in advance, but will treat with salt and sand as needed.
Learn more about northern Virginia’s snow preparations.
Stay informed of current road conditions and VDOT’s efforts:
- Check 511virginia.org or the mobile app for road conditions and closures
- Visit virginiadot.org/novaemergency for the latest updates and resources during winter events in northern Virginia
- Follow @VaDOTNOVA on Twitter
- Get all the stats for NOVA’s 2016-17 snow plan
VDOT’s Northern Virginia District includes Arlington*, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties. *Arlington maintains its own secondary roads.
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