|Del. David Ramadan (@DavidIRamadan)|
Virginia Legislative Issue Brief;2014 Session: General Assembly Issues:
David I. Ramadan
VDOT asks drivers to monitor forecast; telework or delay Tuesday morning travel
CREWS PREPARE FOR SLIPPERY A.M. COMMUTE
FAIRFAX─ Virginia Department of Transportation crews are pre-treating roads in northern Virginia today in advance of freezing rain and sleet forecast for tomorrow morning’s rush hour. Drivers should watch for slow-moving vehicles pre-treating roads through this evening.
By 5 a.m. Tuesday, almost 500 trucks will be staged throughout the region to handle potential ice on roads and bridges from freezing rain and low pavement temperatures.
VDOT crews are also looking ahead to another round of freezing rain and cold temperatures expected for Wednesday evening’s commute. “We ask that drivers monitor the forecast closely during these busiest travel days of the year, and adjust their departure plans accordingly,” said Branco Vlacich, VDOT’s district maintenance engineer for northern Virginia.
Crews pre-treat state roads in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. On interstates 66, 95, 395, and 495—including bridges and ramps prone to freezing such as the Springfield interchange, I-66 at Route 29 and the Capital Beltway interchange at Route 1—crews use liquid magnesium chloride. Problem spots on other major roads, such as the Fairfax County Parkway and routes 1, 7, 28, 29, 50 and 123, are pre-treated with salt brine.
VDOT reminds drivers to use caution in winter weather, and:
- Check current weather, road conditions and traffic before traveling
- Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination
- Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles, particularly trucks treating the road
- Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges
Get more information
- Click here for details on northern Virginia’s snow removal program.
- Twitter: Follow @vadotnova for northern Virginia news, and @511northernva for real-time traffic updates.
- Use the 511 app or visit www.511virginia.org.
- Report road problems to 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or email@example.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Delegate David Ramadan
Telephone: 703 348 7015
Statement from Delegate David Ramadan Regarding Reelection Victory
Dulles, VA | November 5, 2013 – Delegate David Ramadan tonight issued the following statement regarding his victory over John Bell in the 87th District: “Serving in Mr. Jefferson’s House has been the greatest honor of my life, and I am thankful to the voters of the 87th District for allowing me to continue to be their representative.
For the past two years, I have worked hard to improve the quality of life for my constituents. I will return to Richmond energized to continue to fight hard for the people of Loudoun and Prince William counties.
I congratulate my opponent, John Bell, for running a hard fought race. He and his team came very close. John called me tonight to concede the race and I appreciate his gesture.
I am so appreciative of my friends, family, and volunteers who worked hard on my campaign over the last two years. I could not have done it without them.
I am truly grateful for this opportunity and look forward to getting back to work—starting next week when we’ll be fighting the Greenway in court.”