VDOT and Emergency Response

VDOT clearing a road after a stormThe Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is a public safety agency. We respond to various emergencies on the roads to keep the public safe and to keep Virginia moving.

It is critically important to be ready in case of bad weather, natural disaster or other emergency situation. For more on what you and your family or business can do to prepare, visit ReadyVirginia.gov.

VDOT released its long-term action plan to improve emergency response and to refocus on its critical emergency response mission.

The plan outlines 13 action steps detailing VDOT’s commitment to focus on its vital role as an emergency response agency.


Here's how VDOT keeps the commonwealth's transportation system operating, and how you can stay safe and be prepared:

Hurricanes and Floods




Snow and Ice Snow plow clearing highway







Help on the Highways Man on radio


Web pages

  • Safety Service Patrol
  • Traffic Operations Centers
  • In an accident? Move it!

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ReadyVirginia.gov logo  For information about how to prepare for all types of emergencies, visit ReadyVirginia.gov.


Page last modified: June 3, 2014