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Feb. 27, 2015

WATCH OUT FOR SLICK AREAS AS TEMPERATURES DROP, CREWS CONTINUE WORK ON SECONDARY ROADS
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RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Transportation crews made good progress through the day clearing snow on major roads across the state, with interstates and primaries in mostly clear to minor condition. Snow removal operations continue on secondary roads and subdivision streets, where conditions range from minor to severe.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution tonight as wet areas will refreeze, particularly on bridges and overpasses.

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Feb. 26, 2015

VDOT TREATING AND PLOWING SNOW COVERED ROADS
Most snow falling in southern half of Virginia

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RICHMOND – Roads are in mostly in moderate condition, or snow covered, in the southern half of Virginia with severe road conditions in the eastern shore region. Hardest hit areas are across southwestern and central Virginia, and the Richmond and Hampton Roads regions.  Minor conditions are reported in the northern regions, including the I-81 corridor, Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg.

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Feb. 25, 2015

VDOT IS READY FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW
Crews, equipment and supplies deployed for a statewide snow storm

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RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Transportation crews have spent the day pre-treating roads and getting ready for a snowstorm that is expected to hit the state with two to 11 inches of snow tonight through tomorrow morning, with the highest amounts in south Richmond, Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore.

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Feb. 21, 2015

VDOT CREWS WORKING TO KEEP ROADS SAFE DURING NEW WINTER STORM
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RICHMOND, Va. – A new winter storm has hit the commonwealth. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are currently out and ready to plow and treat state maintained roadways. Crews will work in 12 hour shifts throughout the weekend for snow and ice removal and are also prepared to assist with downed trees on roadways and drainage problems that may occur from flooding.

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Feb. 20, 2015

VDOT PREPARED FOR NEXT ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER
Avoid travel during weekend winter weather event

RICHMOND, Va. – Another winter storm is forecast for a large portion of the commonwealth, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will have the staff, materials and equipment ready and in place to deploy early Saturday. VDOT asks that motorists continue to monitor local weather forecasts and delay, or avoid travel, during the storm. Use extreme caution as road conditions may change rapidly.

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Feb. 18, 2015

VDOT CREWS FOCUSING ON SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOODS
Preparations for additional winter weather under way

RICHMOND, Va. – Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are today focusing efforts on all secondary roads, neighborhoods and side streets. Current road conditions are clear to minor on interstate and primary roads, and minor to moderate on secondary roads.

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Feb. 18, 2015

CTB AWARDS FIVE MAJOR CONTRACTS WORTH NEARLY $240 MILLION
Projects will improve U.S. 29 in Albemarle County; widen I-64 in Newport News

RICHMOND, Va. – At its monthly meeting today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded five contracts worth nearly $240 million for major road improvements.

The projects will improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation network.

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