Tamara Rollison 804-786-2715
Dec. 8, 2013
Morning Commuters to Prepare for Icy Conditions on Virginia’s Roads
Commuters should give themselves plenty of time to get to work Monday morning as road conditions are expected to be icy on many roadways across the state. Wet surfaces are likely to freeze overnight, causing for slick road conditions. Areas hardest hit with snow, sleet and freezing rain are the western and northern regions of the state.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have been out in force through the weekend treating roads to keep them as safe as possible. Crews will continue to work through the night and early morning hours to treat icy areas with sand and abrasives.
Currently all major roadways are clear and open with minor to moderate conditions along the I-81corridor in the northwestern region, I-66 in the Culpeper region and I-64 in the western region of the commonwealth. There are also icy patches on portions of I-95 north of Richmond.
Freezing rain is expected to continue overnight for the Salem, Staunton, Culpeper, Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, northwest Fredericksburg, and far west Richmond districts. This amount of ice may cause power line issues.
Commuters are urged to call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org before they get behind the wheel to get the latest information on road conditions.
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