Get Where You Need to Be: Fairfax Prepares Day 29

Posted 8:05 p.m.

day 29 iconWe’ve waited 29 days to talk about — snow. Yes, the white stuff and its associated frozen version are likely around the corner. As we know from experience, our transportation patterns may need to change in response to snowstorms.

By staying off the roads during the worst of the winter 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 residents in need of emergency services.

It may require you to take a couple of hours of personal leave during the winter, but leaving early enough to avoid bad weather and traffic gridlock caused by slippery road conditions is worth the investment. Thinking strategically about your travel and where you really need to be will require some planning and thought.

The phrase to keep in mind: Get where you need to be before the weather gets bad.

Exclamation point iconTHE ASK: With winter on the horizon, think about your commute. Do you have alternate routes home in case there’s a need to modify your path? Think about, explore and plan for alternate routes now as we enjoy fall weather.

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