IMMEDIATE - 4 p.m.

Jennifer McCord
Kathleen Leonard

March 14, 2017

Crews Making Major Progress, But Expect Refreeze Overnight
Make plans now for a cautious Wednesday commute

FAIRFAX—(4 p.m.) Road conditions across northern Virginia are improving as Virginia Department of Transportation crews plowed and treated roads around the clock. This evening though, snow and slush that melted through the day will refreeze.

Overnight, crews will focus on retreating icy areas with salt and sand, clearing shoulders, ramps and drainage areas, and continue to make passes through neighborhood streets as needed.

Drivers should limit any unnecessary travel tonight to avoid black ice, and give crews room to make their rounds. Make plans now for a cautious Wednesday commute.

If you must drive this evening and tomorrow morning:

  • Stay focused and drive defensively.
  • Reduce speeds significantly. Give yourself more than enough time to get to where you’re going.
  • Brake gently to avoid skidding and hydroplaning.

Stay informed of current road conditions and VDOT’s efforts:

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

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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