For Immediate Release:
January 29, 2014
Tamara Rollison, 804-335-5758 (cell)
VDOT CREWS MAKE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN CLEARING ROADS ACROSS VIRGINIA
Major roads are mostly clear, crews focusing on secondary and subdivision streets
Major roads across Virginia are mostly clear following an overnight snowstorm that impacted much of the state, with the hardest hit areas in the southeast. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have worked the past 24 hours treating and clearing roads and will continue to be out in force where needed. As conditions on major roads improve, crews begin snow removal on state maintained secondary and subdivision streets.
Here’s what motorists need to know:
- Snow impacted roads in the western, central and southeastern regions of Virginia, and parts of the Fredericksburg region.
- Interstate and primary roads are mostly clear with some snow and ice patches.
- Secondary and subdivision streets are likely to be slick with snowpack and icy conditions.
- Watch for blowing and drifting snow.
- Wet areas on roadways - particularly bridges, overpasses and shady areas - are likely to refreeze as temperatures decrease, resulting in icy driving conditions.
- Limit travel where possible and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
- Slow down and give slow-moving equipment operators the right of way for their safety and yours.
- Before driving, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for the latest information on road conditions.
Road problems can be reported to 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623). For more winter travel information, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.