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'No Issues' at Springfield Interchange: VDOT

The Springfield Interchange was a scene of chaos and hours-long delays during an ice storm last February. This time, says VDOT spokeswoman Joan Morris, traffic there is moving smoothly if slowly.

Last year's events led to a VDOT report that said the storm response was so mismanaged that anti-icing equipment sat unused, electronic warning signs remained dark and a motorist alert system was not updated for hours.

Today, said Morris, the interchage is being repeatedly treated by nine trucks dedicated to its 50 ramps and sky-high overpasses.

"Knock on wood, there's been no issues there,'' said Morris.

-- Eric M. Weiss

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By Washington Post Editors  |  March 2, 2009; 9:32 AM ET
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That's because they haven't plowed any other major roads in the area. 395 was a MESS this morning and I'm not sure it was plowed at all.

Posted by: Ellvee | March 2, 2009 9:45 AM | Report abuse

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