Sunday, December 12, 2010

VDOT Advises Caution for Possible Icy Monday Morning Commute

The Virginia Department of Transportation asks that motorists be alert to possible icy patches in Northern Virginia tomorrow (Monday) morning, as wet pavement from weekend rain will couple with freezing temperatures tonight. Use extra caution on bridges, overpasses, curves, hills and areas prone to freezing.

About 300 VDOT trucks reported to work at 6 p.m. tonight to treat these trouble spots. Crews will monitor road conditions overnight and apply salt to help prevent ice from forming.

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Winter driving tips:
  • Ensure that your vehicle is winter-ready.
  • Keep a five-second distance or more behind other vehicles. Do no pass trucks applying chemicals unless absolutely necessary.
  • Be aware of areas prone to freezing such as ramps and bridges.
  • When driving on ice, do not slam on brakes. Turn gently and slowly.
  • Keep an emergency winter kit in your car.
  • Always wear your seatbelt.

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