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Shellee Casiello 757-332-1008
Shellee.Casiello@vdot.virginia.gov
HRO-70559

Jan. 29, 2014



VDOT CONTINUES TO CLEAR AND TREAT ROADWAYS
Motorist reminded to use extreme caution when driving

HAMPTON ROADS — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews worked aggressively throughout the night and this morning to plow and treat the roads. As of noon today, interstate and primary roads are passable with minor to moderate conditions. As conditions improve, crews will begin to focus more on secondary roads.

VDOT has more than 650 operators and staff working this weather event. There are approximately 160 pieces of equipment working on just the interstate and Safety Service Patrol’s presence in the area has been enhanced.

VDOT Hampton Roads has over 350 pieces of equipment for snow- and ice-control activities. In addition, over 90 pieces of VDOT equipment from across the state have been brought into Hampton Roads to help support the cities of Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

Crews will continue to monitor and treat the roads as the day progresses. Motorists are advised to slow down and give slow-moving equipment operators the right of way for their safety and yours.

For weather alert and weather and road conditions, motorists should visit www.511.virginia.org, call 511, download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016. Information is also available on Twitter @VaDOTHR. 

For more information on winter travel, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp

 

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