Britt Drewes Farrar 804-225-4491
Feb. 26, 2015
WATCH OUT FOR SLICK AREAS AS TEMPERATURES DROP, CREWS CONTINUE WORK ON SECONDARY ROADS
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RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) 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.
VDOT’s goal is to have all state maintained roads in passable condition, meaning plows have made one pass through subdivision streets, 48 hours after a storm ends.
With heavy snow, plowing can cause snow to accumulate in roadside gutters and on road shoulders — sometimes even blocking driveways. When this occurs, VDOT asks that you shovel snow to the right of your driveway as you face the road. This is to prevent snow from piling up again if your road is re-plowed.
Be sure to monitor your local weather and check out the latest road conditions before heading out the door.
For more information:
- www.511virginia.org - for the latest road conditions
- VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623) - report downed trees, debris traffic outages
- http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp - winter travel information
- In Northern Virginia, once two inches have fallen, residents can enter their address at www.vdotplows.org to see the status of plowing in their neighborhood
You can also stay informed by monitoring VDOT’s social media channels.
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