Latest from the Roads:
- Crews have been working since last night to treat state-maintained roads in NOVA, including Prince William County. In areas where crews have completed the interstates and most primary roads, they continue to actively clear roads in neighborhoods. Residents can monitor the progress of plows at www.vdotplows.org.
- Crews aim for bare pavement on interstates and primaries. In neighborhoods, crews make roads passable via an 8- to 10-foot path for emergency vehicle access. Typically, this means it is drivable with extreme caution, but is snow-packed and not cleared curb-to-curb or to bare pavement. Crews will sand hills, curves and intersections to help with traction.
- The ongoing below-freezing temperatures continue to be of concern, as wet pavement surfaces can quickly become icy. Crews will stay on tonight to treat areas that are prone to refreezing, as well as bridges, ramps, and overpas
- Wind gusts will possibly bring down trees and power lines. Crews continue to remove trees from the roadway.
Reminders for Residents and Drivers:
- Residents who are concerned that their state-maintained road might have been missed (ie, not plowed more than 24 hours after snowfall ended) can contact VDOT at 800-367-7623 or my.vdot.virginia.gov.
- If you must drive, ensure headlights are on, drive for the conditions, be familiar with these winter driving tips. and have emergency supplies onhand (download a checklist).
- Monitor road conditions on www.511virginia.org or the free mobile app, or call 511 from any phone in Virginia.