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Snow Removal in Northern Virginia
Read about snow removal and how neighborhoods are assigned and plowed in northern Virginia. Also visit www.virginiadot.org/snow for photos, videos and safety tips.
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NeighborhoodsReal-time TrucksHow Neighborhoods are Plowed
Reading The Map

The initial view shows the boundaries of VDOT’s local area headquarters (AHQ) in Northern Virginia. Within each outline is a building icon which shows the status of the plowing operations for that service area. When there are no plowing operations the icons are displayed in gray.

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The resolution of the map is referred to as its zoom level. Both Microsoft and Google have adopted the same approach to displaying maps where the highest view is zoom level one (1) and advances in 19 stages. The Snow Map site defaults to zoom level 7 which displays VDOT’s maintenance districts. At this default level, the districts will be shaded based on their mobilization level. As you move closer to a particular location the shading will disappear and the map displays roads, cities and jurisdictional boundaries typically found on maps.

In Northern Virginia (Nova), zooming in will first display the boundaries of VDOT’s local area headquarters (AHQ). Within each outline is a building icon which shows the status of the plowing operations for that service area. When there are no plowing operations the icons are displayed in gray

ahq_greenNoPoint All neighborhoods are plowed
 
ahq_yellowNoPoint Neighborhoods are being plowed
 
ahq_blueNoPoint Neighborhood plowing has not been started
 
ahq_grayNoPoint No plowing operations
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By zooming in, you will see that service areas are subdivided into “neighborhoods”, which are the snow assignment maps given to plow drivers. The status of each neighborhood is represented by an icon with houses.

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house_yellowNoPoint In Progress
house_blueNoPoint Not Started
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The "Find Address" button will locate the desired address and place a yellow push-pin on the map.

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Neighborhoods not maintained by VDOT (cities, towns and private developments) are shown in gray. Emergency routes are shown in blue and orange. If you live on an emergency route you will not see the status of that road because it is a high priority and must be kept clear for emergency vehicles.

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When at the neighborhood viewing level, the map will display plows that have been fitted with tracking equipment (AVL). At present only about 25% of the plowing trucks are equipped with AVL. The type of plowing truck is displayed by hovering over the truck icon.

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The map also features the interstate traffic cameras as blue camera icons. Hovering over the icon will display a real-time view of the road.

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Mobilization Plan
National Weather Service Forecast Mobilization Level Response Plan Neighborhood Plowing
Precipitation: 20% or Greater
Accumulation: Ice/Snow Possible
Ambient or Pavement Temp: 30-36
Anti-Ice Springfield Interchange, spot treatment of other critical structures and locations No
Precipitation: 20-49% or Greater
Accumulation: Ice/Snow Possible
Ambient or Pavement Temp: 30-36
1 Spot treatment of bridges, overpasses and other critical structures and locations No
Precipitation: 50-100% Chance
Accumulation: Up to 1 Inch of Snow
Ambient or Pavement Temp: 25-29
2 Light Salting Operations; Includes possible cold spot treatment in subdivisions and on gravel roads No
Precipitation: 50-100% Chance
Accumulation: Up to 2 Inches of Snow or
up to 1/10th Inch of Ice
Ambient or Pavement Temp: 20-24
3 Salting Operations; Potential for Plowing; Includes cold spot treatment in subdivisions and gravel roads Yes
Precipitation: 50-100% Chance
Accumulation: Up to 6 Inches of Snow or
up to 1/4th Inch of Ice
Ambient or Pavement Temp: 15-19
4 Salting/Plowing Operation; Includes plowing subdivisions and sanding as necessary Yes
Precipitation: 50-100% Chance
Accumulation: More than 6 Inches of Snow or
more than 1/4th Inch of Ice
Ambient or Pavement Temp: 10-14
5 Salting/Heavy Plow Operations; Includes salting subdivisions and sanding as necessary. All resources are deployed. Yes
Road Status
Road Status Mobilization Level Neighborhood Plowing  
CLEAR/WET, CLEAR/DRY
OR PLOWING COMPLETED
Roads are generally clear with either wet or dry surfaces. Some areas have snow or ice patches.
1 No Condition 1
SNOW AND/OR SLUSH-COVERED
Up to two inches of snow or slush on pavement. Drifting snow possible.
2 No Condition 2
SNOW AND/OR SLUSH-COVERED
More than two inches of snow on the pavement. Roadways have stretches of packed snow, possibly covered with loose snow. Lane drops on some sections of roadways.
3 Yes Condition 3
ICE AND/OR SNOW-PACKED
Roads are covered with packed snow and/or ice. There may be loose snow on top of the ice or packed snow. Refreeze. Lane drops in certain sections.
4 Yes Condition 4
IMPASSABLE AND/OR DANGEROUS
Some roads impassable due to heavy accumulation, ice, accidents, etc.
5 Yes Condition 5
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