|IMMEDIATE - 12:41 PM
Paula Miller 757-925-1660
Dec. 8, 2017
SNOW FORECAST FOR WESTERN END OF HAMPTON ROADS DISTRICT
Plows will be on standby to respond in the New Kent/James City County areas
SUFFOLK-The first snowfall of the 2017-2018 winter season is forecast for parts of the western end of Interstate 64 in New Kent and James City Counties, prompting VDOT Hampton Roads to place approximately 18 snow plows on standby for the area beginning Friday evening.
Other areas of the district are expecting mostly rain and skeleton crews will be on hand in several area headquarters throughout the district. Interstate crews will monitor weather conditions though the weekend and tunnel monitors will watch for any icy conditions through Sunday.
VDOT crews prepare all year for winter weather and are ready to handle snow when it arrives.
No pre-treatment of roadways will occur at this time.
VDOT Hampton Roads has adequate supplies of sand, salt and salt brine to treat roadways as needed. VDOT replenishes supplies as they are used throughout the winter. Also, 469 pieces of snow-fighting equipment stand ready for snow and ice removal at any time.
As we look ahead to the upcoming winter season, VDOT encourages motorists to have a winter weather driving plan ahead of time, and during weather events, motorists are encouraged to log on to 511virginia.org, or to call 511 for up-to-date information on road and traffic conditions before heading out.
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