The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is prepared and ready for the coming winter weather.
According to a release, VDOT has $82.7 million budgeted for snow removal in the Northern Virginia area this winter, and has more than 4,500 pieces of snow removal equipment on hand.
“When snow arrives, VDOT is ready to plow and treat 13,413 lane miles across Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and Arlington counties…almost 11,000 lane miles are secondary and subdivision streets,” stated a release.
To assist with snow removal, VDOT will be using plow-tracking technology, a monitoring programs, and other online resources, stated a release.
“It is never too early to prepare. Throughout the year we plan for our winter equipment, materials, and staffing, and today is a good reminder for everyone at home to prepare too—to check vehicles and emergency kits, to consider inclement weather commutes and telework plans, and to become familiar with our online resource,” stated VDOT maintenance engineer Lauren Mollerup in a release.
New resources for this year:
511virginia.org for road conditions
vdotplows.org for neighborhood status and locations of plows
my.vdot.virginia.gov or 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) to report issues