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Paula Miller 757-925-1660
Paula.Miller@vdot.virginia.gov

HRO-126466

March 20, 2018



SPRING IS HERE, BUT SNOW IS NEAR
VDOT crews prepare for another dust up

SUFFOLK- A rare back-to-back March snow event has VDOT crews preparing to respond to accumulations of approximately one-to-three inches of snow in parts of the district, beginning as early as Wednesday morning in the New Kent County area.

 Southside and peninsula regions are expected to pick up light accumulations starting around noon and continuing throughout the day, including through the afternoon rush hour.

Beginning at midnight, VDOT crews will be on standby to respond to the district’s western tip of I-64 where a light layering is forecast by daybreak.

The Eastern Shore may also see accumulations of one-to-three inches with wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour. Minor to moderate tidal flooding along the coast and bayfront regions will be a concern for the next three tide cycles on the Eastern Shore.

While this snow event is not expected to be an exact repeat of last week’s ice and slush, VDOT is monitoring all corners of the district and is prepared with the necessary equipment, materials and staff to respond to any wintry mix.

Motorists are reminded if you see VDOT equipment on the road during weather events, please give our drivers room to work. 

Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:

  • Follow @VaDOTHRon Twitter
  • Downloadthe 511 smartphone app
  • Visit the 511Virginiawebsite or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone
  • Listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM

                                                          

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