LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -As severe weather approaches, Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman urges residents to avoid travel on roadways unless absolutely necessary.
Weather conditions are expected to worsen on Monday in the Washington Metropolitan Area with heavy rains and hurricane force winds.
Although many roadways are passable at this time, slick roadways from wet leaves and deteriorating weather conditions are making travel difficult. Widespread power outages and flooding are also expected throughout the county.
Sheriff Chapman would like to remind citizens "it takes only six inches of fast-moving flood water to knock over an adult and two feet to move a vehicle."
Motorists are reminded that when an intersection's traffic lights are off due to a power failure, that intersection must be seen as a four-way stop.
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