Track VDOT Snow Plowing Efforts

Posted 12:19 p.m.

The Virginia Department of Transportation handles snow removal on most roads in Fairfax County. If you’re wondering about the status of plowing on major and secondary roads, check out VDOT’s snow plowing map.

VDOT Snow Removal Map

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28 responses to “Track VDOT Snow Plowing Efforts”

  1. Anonymous says :

    some one needs to tell plow truck drivers on the secondary roads how to tilt their blades so that they don’t block every car and driveway on streets with snow pilled many feet high. Not everyone has the ability to shovel. Know you are doing your best but this would help everyone a lot.

    • Charlie Wisecarver says :

      We had a great contract driver in our neighborhood today. He was very careful to lift his blade so as not to push snow back into the already cleared driveways. Even though we are in a cul-de-sac, he made several passes from early morning to afternoon keeping the roads in our neighborhood passable. Kudos to the VDOT snow team.

    • Anonymous says :

      can we send that plow driver to Ponderosa Drive in Annandale??

    • anon senior says :

      4800 block of Ponderosa Drive, Annandale. I park my car off the street. I could park four or five cars by the front curb, but do not. The curb area is clear–no cars!. It would be an excellent place to deposit the snow. But no. The plow pushes the snow into my cleared link from driveway to the passable lane. Then I go out and clear it again. Each time the snow mounds are more like cement. The plow comes along and fills it again. this happened 2 more times. I am a 67-year-old widow doing his job. I am irritated. I need to get out in the morning. Also, this truck is slipping and has no chains on the wheels and is a VDOT truck!!!

    • Anonymous says :

      In my neighborhood I see people shoveling their driveways after a pickup truck tried to plow the streets. Once the driveways are cleared the pickup truck returns and blocks the driveways. Then I see people clearing their driveways again, only to have the same pickup truck come back and plow in their driveways. This really gets old. If the state cannot hire big enough trucks to plow the road properly the first time, then stop plowing. These contracted pickup truck drivers are only in it for the money and the fun of closing off peoples driveways.
      If the trucks that are doing the plowing are hired by the state, the trucks should be marked so that people can complain, or at least know the name of the company that is playing the silly game. Or, on the other side, they should be identifiable for accolades.

    • Anonymous says :

      The plow seems to think he can pile all the snow from the street into the one driveway that doesn’t have cars parked in it. Ever hear of a *garage*? The AWD can handle a few inches of snow on the drive, but not the three feet of snownhenge blocking the end of it. With a bum knee, there’s only so much I can do to clear that.

  2. Anonymous says :

    You should cacel school tomorrow because ther is no use of plowing sice it will snow againg later today.

  3. Karen Craft says :

    i would like to Thank each and everyone out there in the plow trucks,you do us a good job year after year without alot of thanks from the people,i just want to say thank you and becareful and stay safe out there…………….God Bless You!!! Karen

  4. Anonymous says :

    Plow just came down my CLEAR street and plowed every resident who had diligently cleared their drive to the street back in. Appreciate your successful early efforts today, but when the street is passable, this is NOT HELPFUL!

  5. anon says :

    Please don’t plow in driveways, especially on cul de sacs. There is a four foot pile in front of my driveway entrance. We appreciate the hard work you are doing, but the plow only made matters much worse for us and our neighbors

  6. anon says :

    The 800 for roads operator told us our road was clear based on the VDOT system and would not be plowed again. But the plow came at 3 am Thursday before the worst of the storm. The road is not passable.

  7. Anonymous says :

    I am unable to shovel and the snow plow guys plow the snow so that the fire hydrant in front of my house is covered with road snow after I have had someone clear the snow in front of my house

    • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

      No problem, thanks for sharing. Maybe there’s someone nearby that can help. It will be important to get that cleared just in case.

      • Anonymous says :

        What do you mean, no problem. ” Maybe there is someone nearby that can help”. The way I read the comment, they already had the hydrant cleared once. How about you get away from the keyboard and go clear the hydrant or at least have the snow plow driver do it?

        • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

          Meant no problem for the person who said they are unable to clear the snow. There’s not much that can be done about plows trying to get snow off the roads and perhaps back onto hydrants. We all need extra patience to get through the snow. We’re all doing the best we can.

  8. Bryan says :

    Congratulations on doing a great plowing job in the Truro neighborhood in Annandale!

  9. Anonymous says :

    Kudos to plow operator on Raleigh Hill Rd, Vienna late this afternoon – used high intelligence to move snow in cul de sac to areas that did not have mailboxes and driveways – smart operator. More operators need to be trained to look for the area best suited for snow piles – away from mailboxes and drives – just need to think and act smart.

  10. Anonymous says :

    Could you please plow federal ct. In annandale. There was no plowing on this street during the last storm. Thank you for your hard work.

  11. Melissa Barton says :

    Great job on the snow removal on the main roads in Centreville & Chantilly today! Thank you.

  12. John says :

    I’m very impressed by the VDOT plowing Map and the other important links listed. This level of detail, with a means of providing feedback as seen earlier by other readers, is a real addition for our personal safety. Keep up the good work. While I don’t like the underlying reasons for safety notices, they are very helpful to keep motorists out of harms way, and to let first responders get to the scene.

  13. Anonymous says :

    Great Job on the snow removal! We live in a cul-de-sac and usually don’t expect to see a plow for a couple of days. We were pleasantly surprised to see a plow come through last night….especially since this was such a huge amount of snow! Thanks for all you do!!

  14. Doug DeSalvo says :

    I grew up in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY where snowfalls in excess of a foot are routine between November and April. When I first moved to the area in 1979 I was shocked at how a four-inch snowfall would paralyze the county… but over the past several years that has changed drastically and yesterday has become typical in terms of how well Fairfax County deals with large snowfalls. Pre-treatment of major roads and consistent plowing of all streets during and immediately after major snowfalls continues to be exceptional… my commute to work that includes driving on neighborhood roads, main highways, and secondary streets indicated how well the County now deals with major snowfalls… outstanding!!!

  15. Jerry says :

    Someone needs to tell the drivers of two snow plow trucks to stop plowing my street over and over and over again. The road is clear and now they are just tearing up the speed bumps in the road. They are plowing black top now, not snow. Take care of streets that need it.
    I live at 6322 Gentele Ct
    Alexandria Va 22310

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