Monday, January 10, 2011

VDOT Crews Mobilizing for Potentially Slick Morning Commute on Tuesday

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are preparing for a light snow that could begin during tomorrow morning’s commute. While little accumulation is expected, VDOT reminds drivers that freezing temperatures may still make roads slick.

Today crews are pre-treating trouble spots on interstates 66, 95, 395, and 495—including bridges and ramps prone to freezing such as the Springfield interchange, I-66 at Route 29 and the Capital Beltway interchange at Route 1—with liquid magnesium chloride. Other major roads, such as the Fairfax County Parkway and routes 1, 7, 28, 29, 50 and 123, are pre-treated with salt brine.

By 11 p.m. tonight, more than 500 salt trucks will be ready to clear roadways in Northern Virginia once snow hits the pavement. Trucks will be pre-positioned along major roadways throughout Loudoun County, as well as Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William counties.

You can check current weather, road conditions and traffic cameras before traveling by visiting or by calling 511.

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