VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Jan. 17, 2022



Northern Virginia: Crews Continue to Treat Icy Spots
Drivers asked to watch for icy spots; downed trees are a concern today

FAIRFAX - VDOT Northern Virginia crews continue to treat icy spots after Sunday's storm that brought snow, freezing rain, and rain to the region.

Residents are asked to be aware of the potential for ice and nightly refreeze as temperatures remain low.

What's Happening Now

  • Crews continue to treat roads for icy spots. Treat anything that looks wet as if it could be ice, especially bridges and overpasses. If there is snow or ice on roadways, travel is hazardous.
  • Continue to avoid or delay trips if possible to give trucks room to work and treat icy areas. Temperatures will remain around freezing most of the day, causing potential icy conditions especially on ramps, bridges, overpasses and other elevated surfaces.
  • Wind gusts will possibly bring down trees, branches, and power lines. Tree removal crews will be deployed to remove trees from the roadway.

Reminders for Residents and Drivers:

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