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Paula Miller 757-619-4163
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Jan. 4, 2018



FIRST WINTER STORM OF 2018 DUMPS FROM 4 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ON PARTS OF HAMPTON ROADS
VDOT warns overnight freezing temperatures could make travel difficult again on Friday

SUFFOLK-Snow has subsided throughout most of the VDOT Hampton Roads District, but temperatures are expected to remain below the freezing mark overnight and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will continue to plow and treat area interstates, bridges, ramps and roadways that are expected to refreeze as result of falling temperatures.

Motorists are urged to continue to use caution if they must travel, especially in the early morning hours as roadways and ramps will be icy.

All interstates and primary roads are in good to moderate condition and have been plowed. Some secondary roads have been plowed but remain in moderate to severe condition. VDOT plows will work until roadways and interstates are clear.

Wind gusts from 25-40 mph are making driving dangerous, particularly on the Eastern Shore.  The gusts are expected to be sustained overnight.

VDOT Hampton Roads has an additional 99 pieces of equipment and more than 132 VDOT employees from districts across the state helping with snow and ice removal in the district and in four Hampton Roads cities that requested assistance from VDOT.

Storm-fighting materials are being replenished as they’re used during weather events

If you have to travel once roads are clear, have a winter weather plan and check VDOT’s next generation of the 511 app before heading out.  Traffic information can also be found online at 511Virginia.org.  

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