Karen Meyers 757-334-0404
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March 16, 2014
MOTORISTS IN HAMPTON ROADS URGED TO DELAY TRAVEL TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING
HAMPTON ROADS – Though warmer conditions have been present the past few days, another winter storm is expected to hit portions of the Hampton Roads region this evening. Drivers are advised to limit travel tonight and tomorrow morning as freezing rain, sleet and snow are expected.
VDOT crews will begin mobilizing at 8 p.m. tonight and will work in 12 hour shifts as long as conditions exist. Due to rain, roads will not be pretreated with anti-icing solution.
Crews will focus on treating bridges, ramps and overpasses with salt and sand as those structures freeze sooner than roadways. They will continuously monitor roads and plow and treat areas once conditions are present. Snow and ice removal efforts will focus first on interstates and primary roads, and then shift to secondary roads as conditions improve.
Motorists are reminded that even when roadways are treated with salt and sand, slick conditions could still be present.
If you must drive, use extreme caution and check weather and road conditions prior to traveling. When approaching slow-moving equipment that’s treating roads, slow down and give equipment operators the right of way.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.511virginia.org, call 511, download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information. Information is also available on Twitter @VaDOTHR.
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