Winter: “Get Where You Need to be Before the Weather Gets Bad”

Stay Off the roads Not Out in the WeatherThe National Capital Region has a common message for residents to remember this winter:

Get Where You Need to Be Before the Weather Gets Bad!

Winter storms are deceptive killers because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm:

  • People die in traffic accidents on icy roads.
  • People die of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold.

The winter message, “Get Where You Need to Be Before the Weather Gets Bad,” further reinforces the theme that it is safer for everyone if people will stay put – and not travel during inclement weather – whether they be at home, work or school.

By staying off the roads during the worst of the weather, departments of transportation are more easily able to access roads that need treatment; snow plows can more freely clear roads and get to areas needing plowing; and public safety officials can respond more quickly to persons in need of emergency services.

 

About Fairfax County Emergency Information

Official emergency information about preparedness, response and recovery from Fairfax County Government.