Let It Snow ....

While the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has more than 1500 employees and pieces of equipment ready in the event of a storm, we hope you remember a few rules for safe driving in snowy weather:

  • Before you get behind the wheel, know the road conditions and weather forecast. For road conditions in Northern Virginia, call 703-383-VDOT (8368). For statewide highway information call the Highway Helpline at 800-367-ROAD.
  • Restrict travel until road crews have had a chance to clear the roads.
  • Keep vehicle windows, mirrors, roofs and lights clear of snow and ice.
  • WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT!
  • Allow extra travel time.
  • Know the road surface. Black ice is invisible and could be present.
  • Be alert to potentially icy areas like shady spots and bridges.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least 5 car lengths behind other vehicles.
  • Stay behind the snowplow: the road BEHIND the snowplow is safer.
  • Never cut between a caravan of snowplows.
  • Keep an emergency winter driving kit in your vehicle.
  • When snow is forecast try not to park on your subdivision street, particularly in a cul-de-sac.

Also, Please click here to see the Proprietary's snow removal policy and a listing of which streets are plowed by the Proprietary and those that are plowed by VDOT.

 

Be Safe!