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Jan. 26, 2016

VDOT CONTINUES TO AGGRESSIVELY REMOVE SNOW FROM SUBDIVISION STREETS; PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED

RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue the massive snow cleanup on secondary and subdivision roadways. The agency asks residents for continued patience following the epic snow storm over the weekend.

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Jan. 25, 2016

PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED AS VDOT AGGRESSIVELY WORKS ON SECONDARY AND SUBDIVISION STREETS

RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are tirelessly working to cleanup snow and ice on subdivision and secondary roadways. The agency asks residents for continued patience as snow removal efforts endure after an epic, three-day snowstorm dropped a massive amount of snow throughout the commonwealth over the weekend.

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Jan. 25, 2016

VDOT Warns of Icy Pavement During Morning Hours; Focus Remains on Subdivisions
Agency asks for continued patience in snow cleanup efforts; Check 511virginia.org for updates

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) encourages motorists to avoid unnecessary travel. If travel is a must, drivers should exercise caution while on roads as low overnight temperatures likely will result in icy pavement conditions during the early morning hours. Pavement may be especially slick on bridges, overpasses and ramps, which freeze first, and roads with lower traffic volumes and shaded spots.

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Jan. 24, 2016

VDOT FOCUSES ON SUBDIVISIONS, BUT KEEP WATCH FOR REFREEZE EVERYWHERE TONIGHT
Agency asks for continued patience in snow cleanup efforts; Check 511virginia.org for updates

RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Transportation crews have plowed and treated all interstate and major primary roads which are mostly clear across the state with packed snow on shoulders in some areas. With expected low temperatures this evening, black ice could develop on interstate and primary roads, particularly on bridges, overpasses and shaded areas. This could make for slick driving conditions tonight and into the morning.

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Jan. 24, 2016

VDOT CREWS CONTINUE SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS
Check 511virginia.org for road condition updates

RICHMOND – Snow has come to an end across the Commonwealth. However, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews remain fully engaged in snow removal operations.

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Jan. 23, 2016

MOTORISTS: STAY OFF ROADS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW AS CREWS CONTINUE PLOWING DURING EPIC SNOW STORM
Check  511virginia.org for road condition updates

RICHMOND – Heavy snow has increased in intensity this afternoon and is pounding the northern half of Virginia, making for extremely treacherous road conditions.  The storm has impacted all regions of the state where up to three feet is expected in Northern Virginia alone before snow should taper off at midnight tonight. 

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Jan. 23, 2016

HEAVIEST SNOW HIT VIRGINIA OVERNIGHT – MOTORISTS NEED TO STAY OFF ROADS TODAY WHILE CREWS CONTINUE SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS
Check 511virginia.org for road condition updates

RICHMOND – Winter storm Jonas revved up overnight, bringing snow accumulations up to 18 inches in many areas of the commonwealth. As the storm continues, so do snow removal efforts by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

The winter storm isn’t over and VDOT is preparing for up to three feet of snow across Virginia. 

Roads continue to be plowed and treated around the clock. In areas with intense wind gusts, snow may have been pushed back onto roadways and require additional attention.

 

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Jan. 22, 2016

STATEWIDE WINTER STORM BUILDING TO FULL FORCE – MOTORISTS: STAY OFF THE ROADS DURING STORM
Crews have plowed more than one thousand miles of interstate so far

RICHMOND – The major winter storm is impacting statewide beginning with southwestern Virginia this morning and now snow is falling moderately in Northern Virginia. Virginia Department Transportation crews and contractors have hit the storm aggressively, plowing more than one-thousand miles of interstate so far, in addition to other major roads.

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Jan. 22, 2016

VDOT DEPLOYED FOR STATEWIDE WINTER BLIZZARD - MOTORISTS URGED TO STAY OFF ROADS DURING STORM - TODAY AND TOMORROW
Go to 511Virginia.org to monitor road conditions

RICHMOND – It’s snowing in southwestern Virginia this morning with eight inches of snow in Washington County and the storm is expected to move across the state bringing heavy accumulations. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are in full deployment mode, operating around the clock to treat and plow roads. 

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Jan. 21, 2016

VDOT READY FOR MASSIVE WINTER STORM ANTICIPATED TO HAVE SEVERE IMPACTS ON VIRGINIA THIS WEEK
Motorists urged to stay off roads when brunt of storm hits Friday; go to 511virginia.org to monitor road conditions

RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Transportation crews are in full deployment mode for a statewide winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snow fall, including freezing rain, with the height of the storm to hit Friday.

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Jan. 21, 2016

Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to the Winter Storm
Virginians Urged to Prepare Now

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 8 a.m. today, an action that authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to a major winter storm that is expected to impact the Commonwealth through Sunday.

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