VDOT News - Hampton Roads



Dave Forster 757-925-2584


Jan. 7, 2017

Ice and snow creating slippery, hazardous conditions for motorists

VIRGINIA BEACH – VDOT crews are out in full force as this weekend’s storm continues to blanket Hampton Roads with snow and ice, making for dangerous conditions on interstates, ramps, bridges and other roads.

People are urged to stay off roads while VDOT’s plows do their work. The National Weather Service is forecasting snow to continue in parts of Hampton Roads until early Saturday evening, and freezing temperatures will continue to make for hazardous travel conditions into Sunday.

Crews will be working around the clock during and after the storm to clear roads. It is VDOT’s goal to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.

While travel is highly discouraged, the speed limit on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and James River Bridge has been reduced to 45 mph. The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is running at reduced capacity, with only one ferry making trips.

Monitor road conditions at 511virginia.org and follow the Hampton Roads District on Twitter at @VaDOTHR for the latest updates during the storm. More information is at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.

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).


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