For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2014
VDOT: Tamara Rollison, 804-786-2715 (office)
VDOT CREWS OUT IN FORCE TREATING SNOW COVERED AND SLICK ROADS ACROSS THE STATE
Motorists statewide urged to avoid travel
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have been working through the night and into the morning treating ice and plowing snow on roadways across the state. Snow and ice cover major portions of roadways. With the extreme cold temperatures in the single digits and teens, any wet areas freeze over causing black ice. Blowing snow, particularly in the Shenandoah Valley, makes for hazardous driving conditions.
Interstates and primary roads are mostly in minor to moderate condition. Secondary roads and subdivision streets have more snow and ice cover, as crews focus their efforts to keep the most heavily traveled routes treated and plowed first. VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a winter storm ends.
VDOT has activated a web-based neighborhood tracking map that monitors the status of plowing in northern Virginia neighborhoods when it snows two inches or more, available at http://www.vdotplows.org.
Motorists are urged to avoid, limit or delay travel this morning. Before heading out, call 511 or go to www.511virginia.org to get the most up to date information on road conditions statewide.
For more winter travel information, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.