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Feb. 14, 2016



VDOT PREPARED FOR SNOW AND ICE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY
Motorists should limit travel during the storm, check 511virginia.org for updates on road conditions

RICHMOND, Va. – A winter storm bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain will impact most of commonwealth tonight through Tuesday morning. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have started treating some roads with anti-icing materials in areas where it will be effective before the storm arrives.

The use of anti-icing materials does not guarantee that roads won’t be slippery. These materials help to prevent ice bonding to the roads, which assist crews with snow and ice removal operations.

Motorists should be cautious as the weather approaches and avoid unnecessary travel during the storm.

If travel is absolutely necessary:

  • watch for black ice and avoid sudden starts and stops,
  • watch for downed trees and power lines in areas with heavy icing,
  • slow down and allow slow-moving equipment such as snow plows the right of way.

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