There were more than 2,500 work zone crashes across Virginia last year. Transportation officials held a vigil Monday night in Charlottesville for workers killed on the job.
Crews across the D.C. area are expecting a few challenges as more winter weather approaches, but transportation officials say their main priority is making sure roadways are properly treated, and have a common message for would-be drivers.
Drivers across the D.C. area who took to the roads Thursday morning encountered icy, slushy conditions as snow fell more furiously than many expected — right during the heart of the morning commute.
Some of the people who live near Hunter Mill Road near Difficult Run Creek in Fairfax County say they were offered a solution to the periodic flooding years ago and decided it was worse than the problem they still face. “It would have been a monstrosity,” said one resident.
The strong winds that have rattled the D.C. area have led to a lot of headaches on the roadways. The wind has downed trees and strewed garbage over the roadways, forcing road crews to close many state roads.
Short-term safety improvements are underway at an intersection, which was the site of a fatal crash outside Leesburg, Virginia.
As D.C., Va., and Md. continue to dodge the heavy weather that blew through budgets last season, a reallocation of that funding is looking more likely.
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