VDOT and Emergency Response
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is a public safety agency. We respond to various emergencies on the roads to keep the public safe and to keep Virginia moving.
It is critically important to be ready in case of bad weather, natural disaster or other emergency situation. For more on what you and your family or business can do to prepare, visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management..
Here's how VDOT keeps the commonwealth's transportation system operating, and how you can stay safe and be prepared:
Hurricanes and Floods
- National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program
- Hurricane evacuation preparation
- Repairing roads after floods
- Driving in the rain
Snow and Ice
- How VDOT clears snow
- How VDOT deals with ice
- Clearing roads in 48 hours
- Interstates and primary roads first
- Keeping Virginia moving (1.75 MB, :60), transcripts (PDF, 10 KB)
- Driving in snow (2.5 MB, :54), transcript (PDF, 95 KB)
- Driving on ice (3.6 MB, 1:08), transcript (PDF, 95 KB)
- The Pothole Killer (3.3 MB, :60), transcript (PDF, 87 KB)
- How to get a pothole fixed (5 MB, 1:40), transcript (PDF, 87 KB)
For information about how to prepare for all types of emergencies, visit ReadyVirginia.gov.