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Drivers in northern Va, should monitor forecasts and plan for snow showers Monday morning

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) officials are asking drivers in northern Virginia to monitor forecasts and plan for snow showers to impact this morning’s commute.

Please watch for slow-moving trucks today as they pretreat roads through the region. Crews will spray brine on interstates and main roads to help prevent snow from sticking when it begins to fall overnight.

Sunday nightt, crews will load materials and stage roadside by 10 p.m. They will remain on duty through Monday to treat roads with salt and sand as needed, as pavement temperatures are expected to be near freezing.

Drivers are asked to:

·      Monitor weather forecasts closely, as storm timing and intensity can always change.
·      Check weather and road conditions before leaving, and adjust commutes or allow additional travel time.
·      Reduce speeds; use headlights; do not overdrive conditions.

Stay informed of road conditions and VDOT’s efforts:

·      Check 511virginia.org or the mobile app for traffic and road conditions.
·      Visit virginiadot.org/novaemergency for updates and resources during winter weather in northern Virginia.
·      Follow @VaDOTNOVA on Twitter.

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