VDOT asks travelers to consider delayed travel
WASHINGTON -- The busiest travel day on the calendar gets an added twist this year: snow, rain and a slushy combination of the two.
VDOT is set to deploy about 400 trucks early Wednesday morning, with the majority of them headed for Loudoun County, where snow is predicted to accumulate more than other areas.
"Those crews will be staged Wednesday morning and ready to treat the roads for whatever we end up getting," says Jenni McCord, a VDOT spokeswoman.
Crews have been on alert for a few days, she says. The plow trucks carry salt-sand mixes.
In Maryland, the State Highway Administration has asked drivers to adjust their travel plans to avoid the biggest backups.
"Regardless of whether it's wet snow or rain, it's still the heaviest travel day of the year," says David Buck, a spokesman.
"We are asking folks to alter their plans as much as they possibly can to keep out of the meat of the rush hour on Wednesday," he says.
Buck anticipates the heaviest traffic coming from 12 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
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