Sunday, March 16, 2014

VDOT Mobilizing Crews in Loudoun County and Northern Virginia for More Snow Overnight

The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for another potential winter storm tonight and advises drivers to stay off roads during freezing rain and snow expected through tomorrow morning.

Crews will mobilize by 6 p.m. today and by midnight more than 2,000 trucks will be staged along interstates, major roads and neighborhood streets in Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William and Arlington counties.

Drivers are strongly advised to stay home during the storm, overnight tonight and into Monday morning.

VDOT says that their crews will plow and treat interstates, major roads and neighborhoods concurrently.

Loudoun County residents can enter your address at to see the status of plowing in your neighborhood.

Tips from VDOT
  • Park in your driveway or on the odd-numbered side of the street to allow plows room to pass. 
  • When shoveling, leave the last few feet at the curb until the street is plowed, as the truck will push some snow back. 
  • Shovel to the right facing the road. 
  • Chemicals are not used in subdivisions, but crews put sand on hills, curves and intersections to provide traction. For most storms, one snowplow pass, about eight to ten feet wide, is made.

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