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Lindsay LeGrand 804-524-6179
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Dec. 9, 2013



UPDATE: VDOT CONTINUES TO PATROL ROADS FOR ICE
December 9, 2013 at 5 a.m.

COLONIAL HEIGHTS – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Richmond District experienced rain and freezing rain overnight. Crews continue to patrol roads for icy conditions. Pavement temperatures are mostly above freezing but icy conditions are still possible, especially in areas north and west of Richmond. Temperatures are expected to continue to rise and change all precipitation over to rain this morning. The District has seen an increase in power outages overnight, so use caution and treat any signals that have lost power as a four way stop.

Updated driver tips:

  • Drive at reduced speeds
  • Use headlights when windshield wipers are used for maximum visibility
  • Be wary of icy conditions near bridges, ramps and overpasses
  • Watch for heavy branches and leaning trees
  • Check 511 before heading out, especially if you must travel outside of the Richmond District

For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions.  In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.  Also on the 511 website, in the legend box to the left on the map page be sure to click “Road Conditions Layer” to see the color coded road condition map.

 



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