Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday, for Northern Virginia with four to six inches of snow forecast.  Snowfall is expected to begin around between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., ending between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Winds of 5-15 mph are forecast, with gusts around 25 mph.

Currently, VDOT crews are treating interstates and primary roads with salt brine or anti-icing chemicals.  They will be out in force overnight and through the duration of the storm, treating icy roads and plowing snow.

Winter weather driving tips and other preparations:

  • Monitor your local news sources for the latest weather conditions
  • Prepare your car for winter driving conditions, including having an emergency kit in your car
  • Prepare your home for winter weather conditions in case of power outages
  • Before getting behind the wheel, call 511, go to or download the 511 mobile app to get the latest road condition information
  • You can also call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) to  report road hazards or ask road-related questions at VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center
  • When driving, give yourself extra time to reach your destination, leave plenty of driving room between you and the vehicle ahead and slow down.

VDOT has a web-based neighborhood tracking map that monitors the status of plowing in our neighborhoods when it snows two inches or more–

For more winter travel information, go to

To check road conditions, you can call 511, go to or download the mobile app at the 511 web site.



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