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Paula Miller 757-925-1660
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Feb. 12, 2016



VDOT PREPARED FOR SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES
Motorists should prepare to use common sense and practice safe driving habits

SUFFOLK-Interstates and most primary roads are pre-treated, salt trucks and plows are ready to work, and drivers are asked to do their part by practicing safe driving habits if they have to be out on roadways over the next several days.

VDOT crews are prepared to clear snow and monitor roadways throughout the weekend. Snow tapers off later this evening, but temperatures fall into the low 20’s overnight and drop into the teens on Saturday evening, meaning refreezing is a concern for drivers.

VDOT reminds motorists of the following safe driving tips:

  • Bridge decks freeze first so watch for slick conditions. 
  • Be mindful of posted speed limits. They’re for dry pavement conditions.
  • Always brush snow and ice from your vehicles’ windows and lights, hood and roof so the snow buildup doesn’t break loose and become a road hazard to other drivers.
  • Common sense is particularly important when snowplows are on the road.  Don’t crowd our plows!  Keep a safe distance.
  • Prepare to brake early to allow for stopping distance in poor weather conditions.
  • Know Before You Go!   
    • Download VDOT’s FREE 511 mobile app. Call 511, or visit: www.511virginia.org
    • To report a road hazard or to ask a road-related question, reach out to VDOT’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

Hampton Roads may receive up to two inches of snow and VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a snow event ends

 

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