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Marshall M. Herman 804-652-9689 (mobile)
marshall.herman@vdot.virginia.gov
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Dec. 9, 2017



VDOT WARNS DRIVERS OF POSSIBLE ICY ROADS TONIGHT INTO THE MORNING
Motorists urged not to drive as low temperatures may cause slick conditions

RICHMOND, Va. – Motorists should be prepared for potentially slippery roads in Virginia this evening through tomorrow morning. Most road conditions are clear to minor with patches of snow, ice or slush. However, a combination of wet roads and low temperatures tonight could produce icy conditions. Light snow is also expected in portions of the commonwealth which could add to slick conditions.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to monitor and treat roadways as necessary and will keep doing so as long as conditions exist.

Controlling cars on icy roads is extremely difficult. It’s best to stay off the roads. If you must be out, take it very slow, leave ample room between your vehicle and the one ahead of you, do not brake suddenly and make sure your car is in safe winter driving condition.

As drivers encounter slow-moving equipment such as snowplows, slow down and allow operators the right of way.

Check the latest road conditions using the 511 system by phone, web at www.511virginia.org or free mobile app.

To report road hazards or ask questions about road issues, call VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

For more information on winter travel, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.

 



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