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NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Weekend, VDOT Prepping for Wintery Mix

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments | Weather
Credit: Tom Saunders, VDOT

Credit: Tom Saunders, VDOT

Residents will see a mixed bag this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 9 a.m. Saturday through 6 a.m Sunday.

NWS says residents should expect a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain throughout the weekend.

“Snow will start early Saturday afternoon and the evening hours then mixing with sleet and then changing to freezing rain late Saturday night,” forecasters said.

Residents could see 2 to 4 inches of snow and ice accumulations of a trace to a few hundreds of an inch.

Temperature will start in the teens to lower 20s Saturday and steadily rise into the upper 20s and lower 30s Saturday night.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews are preparing Friday night to address the wide range of wintry weather forecasted over the next 24 hours.

“Crews will report to local headquarters in Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William counties beginning at midnight [Friday] By noon Saturday, more than 2,500 trucks will be deployed along interstates, main roads and neighborhood streets to treat and plow if necessary,” a VDOT spokesperson said. “VDOT is closely monitoring the changing forecast to adjust plans or increase equipment as needed.”

They said temperatures have not been favorable to pre-treat roads; however, residual salt remains on many roads.

VDOT urges drivers to monitor the forecast closely and delay trips during heavy snow or sleet Saturday.

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