Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Tonight Through Tuesday
Posted at 3:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 10 p.m. this evening to midnight Tuesday night.
A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities — and use caution while driving.
Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible with locally higher amounts particularly in the northwest suburbs. A mixture of rain and snow will develop this evening with precipitation turning to all snow around or shortly after midnight. Periods of snow will continue into Tuesday.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), reports that crews have treated interstates and major roads in Fairfax County with brine and liquid magnesium chloride in advance of the snow. Tonight, about 1,450 trucks will pre-deploy along interstates, main roads and neighborhood streets across Northern Virginia. They will remain on duty to plow and treat roads through the day Tuesday.
VDOT also reminds you to use extreme caution during winter weather, to reduce speeds and to be aware of potential slick spots such as bridges, ramps, hills, curves and shaded areas.