Karen Meyers 757-334-0404
Feb. 12, 2014
VDOT READY FOR MORE WINTER WEATHER
Motorists are urged to be alert to weather conditions
HAMPTON ROADS —Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared for more winter weather, and snow has already begun to fall in Hampton Roads. Mostly rain is expected on the southside with possible accumulation in the western part of the district.
VDOT’s Hampton Roads District has more than 300 pieces of equipment available for snow and ice removal. Crews began anti-icing operations on interstates and major roads, starting yesterday and continued through this morning. Brine was applied to help melt the initial snow accumulation and prevent snow and ice from bonding to road surfaces. If snow begins to accumulate, salt will be applied to help keep it melted and allow the roadway to be plowed. Crews will focus on snow removal efforts on interstates and primary roads, and then shift resources to secondary roads as conditions improve.
Despite previous storms, VDOT has adequate salt supplies to fight this storm and treat roads, and the agency continues to receive salt deliveries.
Motorists are advised to only travel if necessary. If they must drive, be alert to weather and road conditions by visiting www.511.virginia.org, calling 511, downloading Virginia’s free 511 mobile app or listening to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or calling the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016. Information is also available on Twitter @VaDOTHR.
For more information on winter travel, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp
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