Ellen Kamilakis 703-638-2595
Jenni McCord 571-230-2926
March 6, 2018
Crews Preparing for Wintry Mix That May Impact Wednesday AM Commute
Precipitation forecast to begin Tuesday night
FAIRFAX—Virginia Department of Transportation crews are mobilizing for precipitation that is forecasted to fall starting tonight into Wednesday morning. VDOT asks drivers to keep monitoring forecasts and to plan ahead for an impacted Wednesday morning commute. See National Weather Service forecast. Trucks will stage along roadways, ready to treat roads.
Drivers are asked to adjust trips as needed to avoid driving in slippery conditions. Drivers are asked to:
- Stay closely tuned to weather forecasts (see National Weather Service) overnight and through the day tomorrow.
- Consider teleworking or adjusting trips around the forecast. If roads are slick, delay trips for safety.
- Bridges, ramps, overpasses and lower-volume roads may become slick quickly with low pavement temperatures.
- Ensure gas and wiper fluid tanks are full, and have a good emergency kit. Here’s how: www.ready.gov/car.
- Be aware that low temperatures will mean continued potential for refreeze and slick road conditions.
Stay up-to-date on current road conditions and VDOT’s efforts:
- Visit www.virginiadot.org/novaemergency for the latest updates and resources from VDOT in northern Virginia
- Follow @vadotnova on Twitter
- Check http://www.511virginia.org or the 511 mobile app for traffic conditions and lane closures
- Get more details on snow removal in northern Virginia
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