VDOT: Drivers asked to plan for winter storm

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is asking drivers to plan for the storm ahead by checking weather, road conditions and to avoid traveling during the storm.

VDOT is getting ready for another potential snow storm Sunday night and is advising drivers to stay off roads during the freezing rain and snow that is expect to fall through tomorrow morning.

Crews will mobilize by 6 pm. Sunday and by midnight more than 2,000 trucks will be staged along interstates, major roads and neighborhood streets in Fairfaix, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington counties, VDOT said.

Info for northern Virginia drivers and residents:

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

· Crews will plow and treat interstates, major roads and neighborhoods concurrently.

· Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William residents can enter their address at www.vdotplows.org to see the status of plowing in their neighborhood.

· 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 sand 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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