The Virginia Department of Transportation is sending out 4,000 salt trucks and snow plows across Northern Virginia before 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, due to the snow storm headed for Northern Virginia.
Once it begins snowing and later, you can find out whether your neighborhood has been plowed, is in progress or has not been started yet by checking the VDOT site: www.novasnowplowing.virginia.gov.
Area roads are expected to be treacherously slick due to mixed percipitation and snow, and VDOT is tasked with maintaining 17,679 miles of roadways in Northern Virginia.
“We are urging commuters to stay off the road on Wednesday and let our crews clear the roads,” said VDOT maintenance engineer Branco Vlacich in a press release. “Roads likely will be treacherous at times.”
Major routes are treated with chemicals and plowed once 2 inches of snow has fallen, and high-traffic roadways take priority for snow removal. Subdivisions and other low-volume roads and hills are treated with sand and plowed when 2 inches have accumulated.
Additional road condition resources in Arlington County:
- Arlington County offers the latest information on their Snow & Ice Central page.
- Check out Arlington's snow plowing map, which details which streets will be serviced when.
- To report snow-related issues, fill out Arlington's online "Report a Snow Issue" form 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling. You can also call 703-228-6485 for snow service updates.