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Jennifer McCord
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Kathleen Leonard
kathleen.leonard@vdot.virginia.gov
NR17-5

Jan. 6, 2017



Crews Remain Ready for More Weather
Avoid driving during overnight snow; Monitor 511virginia.org for road conditions

FAIRFAX—With additional winter weather predicted tonight into Saturday, crews remain prepared for up to two inches of snow forecast across northern Virginia. Drivers are asked to monitor weather forecasts for changes in timing and intensity—particularly along the Interstate 95 corridor—and to avoid driving during the storm for safety.

Almost 1,100 trucks will be on the roads between 10 p.m. and midnight to begin treating roads with salt and sand. Crews remain ready to escalate in Prince William County for the potential of a heavier band of accumulation to shift from the south.

Drivers heading toward Fredericksburg and beyond for the weekend are urged to be aware of heavier snow forecasts for points south and east, and to follow these regions for updates.

Following the storm, residual icy conditions remain possible as road temperatures in northern Virginia are expected to remain below freezing for the next several days.

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.


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