VDOT News - Richmond
Bethanie Glover 804-524-6032
Sept. 6, 2019
RICHMOND DISTRICT ADDRESSING DORIAN IMPACTS
Crews will continue to patrol Friday for additional storm damage
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD—The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Richmond District crews continue to patrol district roads for damage sustained by high winds from Hurricane Dorian. Overnight Thursday and into Friday, crews worked to remove fallen trees and other debris from roads. Crews will continue to monitor district routes throughout the day, and traffic signal teams are on standby to address malfunctions as needed.
Tropical storm force winds remain possible Friday for portions of the Richmond District, including Charles City, New Kent and Prince George counties. VDOT crews will continue to patrol those areas and address storm impacts until high winds subside.
Motorists are encouraged to monitor weather reports and road conditions before traveling and take the following precautions:
- If a traffic signal is out, drivers are advised to treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
- Never drive around road closure barricades. Remember, the road has been closed for motorist safety.
- Never attempt to move fallen power lines or trees yourself. Utility lines could still be live, and approaching them may be unsafe.
Get the latest road conditions by calling 511, visiting www.511virginia.org or downloading the free mobile app.
Report downed trees and hazardous road conditions to VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623). Report power outages to https://www.dominionenergy.com/Outages.
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VDOT’s Richmond District oversees maintenance and construction activities on approximately 18,700 lane miles of roads in 14 counties in central Virginia: Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico (primary routes only), Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince George counties. Henrico County maintains their secondary roads (routes numbered 600 and above) and subdivision streets. Cities that provide their own road maintenance include Richmond, Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Hopewell, and the towns of Ashland, South Hill, Chase City and Blackstone.
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