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Chantilly Prepares for Next Round of Snow Coming Friday

More than 500 trucks will be out salting roads, officials say.

Chantilly Prepares for Next Round of Snow Coming Friday

Chantilly woke up to a blanket of snow Thursday and began preparing for Round 2, forecast for Friday. Weather forecasters say to expect more snow to start falling Friday, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

There is a 70 percent chance that Northern Virginia will get hit with snow, said Steve Goldstein, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said it won’t be a lot but will fall through Friday's rush hour.

“We’re looking at another inch or maybe an inch and a half,” Goldstein said.

The region was coated with about an inch of snow Thursday morning. Virginia Department of Transportation salted main roads to help ease the morning commute. Joan Morris, a spokeswoman for VDOT, said crews will pre-treat main roads Thursday night into Friday, to melt some of the ice that may develop overnight.

“We’re going to be mobilizing again at 4 a.m.,” Morris said.

Mary Shaw, a spokeswoman with Fairfax County Public Schools, said Thursday the school system is monitoring the weather forecast, but it's too early to make a decision about what to do Friday. She said if the conditions warrant action, they would make that call early Friday.

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