Significant snowfall is expected to fall in Virginia as a Winter Storm Warning is in effect until Wednesday night. Many road crews have been working to treat the roads and many school systems have announced closures for Wednesday. Here's what you need to know as the storm passes through the Commonwealth of Virginia:
Many major school districts in Northern Virginia announced Tuesday night that classes are cancelled on Wednesday. Some of the districts that are closed include:
- Alexandria City
- Arlington County
- Culpeper County
- Fairfax County
- Fauquier County
- Loudoun County
- Manassas City
- Prince William County
- Spotsylvania County
Check the rest of the weather-related school closures in the D.C. region: http://www.fox5dc.com/closings
CAREFUL ON THE ROADWAY
The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning drivers driving in the snowy and icy conditions. Virginia State Police have already responded to 16 traffic crashes as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. Officials are urging people to stay off the roads overnight into Wednesday morning because of the potential for black ice along with the snow-covered roads.
VDOT crews will begin plowing once the region gets two inches of snow. About 2,000 plows are stationed around Northern Virginia, ready to mobilize overnight. VDOT will add more heavy-duty plows if the area sees higher snow totals.