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Snow Heading to Northern Virginia Late Monday Night

by Karen Goff — February 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm 3 Comments

National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Reston, Fairfax County and most of Northern Virginia from 10 p.m. Monday through Tuesday night.

Snow is heading here, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Locally higher amounts are expected North and West of D.C.

The weather will begin as a mixture of rain and snow Monday night, turning to all snow after midnight. Periods of snow will continue into Tuesday, the NWS said.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging commuters to plan ahead for Tuesday morning’s commute.

VDOT says c rews have treated interstates and major roads in Fairfax and surrounding counties with brine and liquid magnesium chloride in advance of the snow. About 1,450 trucks will pre-deploy Monday night along interstates, main roads and neighborhood streets. They will remain on duty to plow and treat roads through the day Tuesday, says VDOT

More from the NWS:

EXPECT SNOW COVERED ROADS AND TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS.

WINDS…NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.

TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Reston Now will keep you up to date on any school delays or closings, as well as road conditions.

  • Mike M

    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging commuters to plan ahead for Tuesday morning’s goat rope.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    So that explains why there was no milk, nor eggs and TP at the Hunters Woods Safeway.

  • surfish

    Is this the latest word? In Richmond, not sure if I want to head up to Reston Tuesday.

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