Wednesday’s commute may be slippery

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While it is likely to be lighter than usual as federal agencies close for President George H.W. Bush’s funeral, Wednesday’s commute may be a little slippery.  The forecast is calling for a chance of light snow tomorrow following an overnight low of 29 degrees. That could add up to icy streets Wednesday morning.

Area police agencies advise getting an earlier start and proceeding carefully, especially when turning into side streets or crossing bridges and overpasses, which may be more slippery than major highways.

Details on street closing associated with the Bush ceremonies are available here.

VDOT says it is geared up and watching weather conditions closely. It offers this advice:

  • Monitor weather closely, as forecasts can improve or worsen quickly.
  • Park in driveways or on the same side of the street to allow plows room to pass.
  • Adjust commutes, telework, or avoid driving during a storm and after until road conditions improve.
  • Have enough gas, wiper fluid, proper tires, medication, and an emergency car kit.
  • Give plows room to work
  • Please be patient

Dying to know more? Here’s a VDOT video about winter driving.



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