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Oct. 30, 2012

Minimal storm impact overnight

COLONIAL HEIGHTS—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reports Richmond area roads clear of debris and flooding this morning as remnants of Hurricane Sandy impact the region. Despite rain and high winds overnight, there have been few reports of downed trees and high water. Traffic signals remain operational along state-maintained routes in the region.

VDOT will continue to monitor road conditions and clear roads of trees and debris as necessary. Drivers are advised to watch for tree limbs or other debris in the roadway throughout the day as high winds are expected to continue. Even small branches can damage a vehicle or cause the driver to lose control.

Information Resources

Get the latest road conditions - Call 511, go to or download the mobile app at the 511 web site.

Report downed trees, hazardous road conditions or talk to a customer service representative – Call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

Find out about VDOT’s hurricane preparedness efforts – visit

Richmond area traffic information is also available on Twitter @511centralVA. For general VDOT information, follow @VaDOT.

VDOT’s Facebook page will also be updated throughout the storm.


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