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Jennifer Gwaltney 757-925-2583 - Office; 757-925-2584 - Emergency
jennifer.Gwaltney@vdot.virginia.gov
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Jan. 29, 2014



VDOT CREWS OUT IN FORCE TO MAKE ROADWAYS SAFE
Crews working around- the-clock to clear interstates and primary roads

HAMPTON ROADS — As snow continues to fall throughout Hampton Roads, crews are busy working around- the-clock to make the roadways safe for travel. Over 100 trucks are actively   working on the interstates and more than 350 pieces of equipment are available to plow and treat the roadways throughout the region. Crews will continue with these activities as long as conditions exist.

Road conditions are currently moderate to severe, which means that snow or ice is on major portions of the roadway and some roads may be partially blocked. Bridges, overpasses and roadways are particularly icy.  Motorists are advised to delay travel if at all possible.

During this weather event, VDOT’s priorities in the Hampton Roads area will be to treat the interstates, then move efforts to high volume primary and secondary roads.

For more winter travel information, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Motorists can also call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) to report road hazards or ask road-related questions at VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center.

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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