The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for another potential winter storm tonight, and advises drivers to stay off roads during freezing rain and snow expected through tomorrow morning.

Crews will mobilize by 6 p.m. today, and by midnight more than 2,000 trucks will be staged along interstates, major roads and neighborhood streets in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington counties.

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.

Get more information:

· Twitter: @vadotnova
· Real-time traffic info: 511 app, @511northernva and www.511virginia.org
· Report road problems: 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or novainfo@vdot.virginia.gov
· More info on northern Virginia’s snow removal program, click www.virginiadot.org/about/resources/NOVA_snow/Snow…t.pdf

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