IMMEDIATE - 8 a.m.

Jennifer McCord
Ellen Kamilakis

Jan. 7, 2017

Icy Conditions from Saturday Storm, Freezing Temps
Snow bands moving through northern Virginia, Avoid travel to points south and east of region

FAIRFAX—(8 a.m.)  As snow from a storm impacting most of the state moves into northern Virginia, drivers are asked to avoid unnecessary travel through snow bands. Even with treatment, below-freezing temperatures will quickly make even a dusting slippery, and slow-moving treatment trucks need room to work. ­­­About 1,350 pieces of equipment in northern Virginia will remain on duty through the day to treat roads for one to three inches of snow forecast for the region.

Drivers are also urged to be aware of road conditions and weather reports to avoid driving into surrounding areas with much heavier storm impacts—south toward Stafford, Fredericksburg and beyond, and to postpone any travel to points south and east in Virginia. Follow these regions and statewide news for the latest updates.

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

To report a specific road-related problem, go to  or call 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).

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


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