Susan Clizbe 757-932-4483

Feb. 17, 2015

Interstates cleared, primary routes see significant improvement

SUFFOLK – Virginia Department of Transportation crews have cleared most lanes on the interstates in the Hampton Roads District as of noon Tuesday. Work continues on the interstate shoulders, ramps, bridges and overpasses. In the Williamsburg, Franklin and Accomac residencies, crews have made progress clearing primary routes and in some areas begun work on the secondary roads.

Some sunshine Tuesday helped speed melting, but it is the only day this week the weather forecast is helpful. Crews started plowing operations at 6 p.m. Monday and continued through the night Tuesday, and will continue to work 12-hour shifts into Wednesday. Low temperatures are forecast for the rest of the week, which means refreezing may occur. VDOT is also preparing for a possible snowfall event Wednesday evening. Crews will be on the roads and VDOT residencies will be fully staffed until the end of the event. VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a winter storm ends.

VDOT asks drivers to use caution during winter weather, to slow down and allow extra time to reach their destinations, and to watch for ice, especially on ramps, bridges, overpasses, hills and curves. When you see VDOT crews clearing roads, please allow them space to get their job done, and avoid passing the trucks if at all possible.

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