Tuesday, February 1, 2011

More Ice Expected Overnight -- Take Caution in the Morning

According to a Virginia Department of Transportation press release, crews rested, refueled and repaired today, but will be back on the roads tonight as forecasts again call for rain, sleet and freezing temperatures lingering through the a.m. rush tomorrow.

Meanwhile, VDOT urges motorists to be alert to changing road conditions overnight and to postpone or limit travel in the early morning.

VDOT reports that by 6 p.m. today, about 1,600 trucks will begin staging along interstates and major roads throughout Loudoun, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William counties. Crews will apply salt and sand, concentrating on areas prone to icy patches such as bridges, overpasses, ramps, hills and curves.

Before traveling, be sure to check the current weather, road conditions and traffic cameras visiting www.511Virginia.org or by calling 511.

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