For Immediate Release: January 21, 2014
Contacts: VDOT: Greg Bilyeu, 804-786-4243



Get the latest road conditions before you travel at


RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advises motorists to be alert to the possibility of rapidly changing travel conditions during the afternoon commute and into the evening hours. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and yield to snow plows and emergency services vehicles and delay travel to allow conditions to improve when possible. 

Crews are responding to affected areas and are on standby across the state. Crews will apply sand and salt to roadways throughout the evening to give drivers traction and to melt snow and ice. 

Stay Informed with 511

If you must travel, get the latest road conditions before you head out at or by downloading the 511 mobile app

Customer Service Center

Report downed trees and hazardous road conditions to VDOT’s Customer Service Center (1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623). Never attempt to drive across, or move downed trees or limbs yourself. VDOT works closely with utility companies to safely remove trees and downed power lines.

Social Media

Follow VDOT throughout the storm at Receive real-time Virginia traffic updates on Twitter by following @VaDOT.  Follow these District Twitter feeds for local updates:

  • Fredericksburg – Follow @VaDOTFRED
  • Hampton Roads – Follow @VaDOTHR
  • Northern Virginia – Follow @VaDOTNOVA
  • Richmond – Follow @VaDOTRVA
  • Staunton – Follow @VaDOTStaunton


Follow these 511 Twitter feeds for around-the-clock updates in your area:

  • Northern Virginia – Follow @511northernva
  • Central Virginia – Follow @511centralva
  • Hampton Roads – Follow @511hamptonroads
  • Northwest Virginia – Follow @511northwestva
  • Southwest Virginia – Follow @511southwestva
  • Statewide – Follow @511statewideva