Icy Driving Conditions Expected to Continue

Because of the continued low temperatures, many road surfaces may remain frozen until Thursday
Because of the continued low temperatures, many road surfaces may remain frozen until Thursday

Loudoun County residents continue to feel the repercussions of the snow that blanketed the area yesterday. While the treatment of the roads caused some of the snow to melt, the low temperatures are refreezing the roads. This is expected to happen for the next few days as the temperatures will remain below freezing.

County officials remind residents that it will take time to clear all the icy roads and that, although no more snow is expected, conditions will be hazardous. The roads will be dangerous because the snow’s consistency is more like ice than powder. To be safe driving in these hazardous conditions, motorists should:

  • Use extreme caution when driving. You may not be able to stop as quickly as normal on the snow-covered or icy pavement.
  • Pay attention. Don’t try to out-drive the conditions. Remember the posted speed limits are for dry pavement.
  • Leave room for maintenance vehicles and plows