Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Dec. 29, 2016
VDOT is ready for snow, asks motorists to be prepared
BRISTOL— Should snow arrive, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared with the needed supplies, equipment and work force for snow removal operations.
The 12-county Bristol District has approximately $19.5 million set aside for winter weather, with almost 1,000 pieces of equipment such as trucks, loaders and motor graders ready to clear roads of snow in the Bristol District. Statewide, 652,659 tons of salt, sand and treated abrasives and 1.6 million gallons of liquid calcium chloride and salt brine are available for snow removal.
VDOT offers many tools to help motorists determine road conditions prior to their travel.
For traffic alerts and traveler information, visit 511Virginia.org. VDOT also offers a 511 app for android or iOS.
For other assistance call the VDOT Customer Service Center, available 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. Citizens can dial 1-800-FOR- ROAD (1-800-367-7623) from anywhere in the state to report road hazards, ask transportation questions, or get information related to Virginia’s roads.
The Bristol District Twitter feed is at @VDOTBristol. VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at www.VirginiaDOT.org.
The VDOT Bristol District serves Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Washington, Smyth, Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell, Bland, Wythe and Grayson counties.
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