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Jan. 8, 2017

EXPECT ICY CONDITIONS THIS MORNING
VDOT crews make progress on treating roads, but low temps caused re-freeze

RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors continue to work on treating and plowing roadways after a snowstorm that impacted most of the state. Many major roads remain in minor (areas of snow, ice or slush) to moderate (snow or ice on major portions of the roadway) condition across the commonwealth.

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Jan. 8, 2017

LOW TEMPERATURES COULD CREATE SLICK ROADS OVERNIGHT
Go to 511virginia.org to monitor latest road conditions

RICHMOND, Virginia – Motorists should continue monitoring road conditions overnight and into the morning as extremely low temperatures may cause slick conditions.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors continue to make progress treating and plowing roadways. Most major road conditions are minor with areas of snow, ice or slush to moderate with snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Severe conditions exist in parts of the Hampton Roads region.

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Jan. 7, 2017

MOTORISTS URGED TO STAY OFF ROADS AS VDOT BATTLES SNOW
Go to 511virginia.org to monitor latest road conditions

RICHMOND – Motorists are urged to stay off the roads today as VDOT and contract crews work to treat or plow nearly 58,000 miles of roadway.  While the entire state is impacted with snow to the west and south and icy conditions to the north, the hardest hit areas are central Virginia, the Hampton Roads region and the eastern shore, where many roads are in severe condition.

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Jan. 6, 2017

Governor McAuliffe Urges Virginians to Prepare for Major Winter Storm

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today urged Virginians to prepare for a major winter storm, which could result in up to one foot of snow in southeast Virginia, with snowfall totals in other areas of the state ranging from one to ten inches. Wind gusts of up to 35 mph and freezing temperatures are expected and heavy snow could result in power outages on Saturday as well.

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Jan. 5, 2017

VDOT READY FOR WINTER WEATHER
Motorists urged to monitor conditions and stay off icy and snowy roads Go to 511virginia.org

RICHMOND – Light snow is expected to fall across the state tonight, with a second storm expected to bring heavy snowfall for central and southeastern Virginia beginning late Friday and lasting through Saturday morning. Heaviest accumulations are expected in the Hampton Roads region, which will make for hazardous driving conditions.   

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Dec. 16, 2016

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S TRAVEL
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RICHMOND, Virginia – Are you heading over the river and through the woods for Christmas? Do you have exciting plans for New Year’s? The Virginia Department of Transportation will be lifting lane closures where possible during the holiday period to help make your travels easier and road-trip memories more pleasant.

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