Marshall Barnhill 804-692-2134

June 13, 2013

Agency prepared for severe wind and rain conditions

RICHMOND – A potentially significant wind and rain event is forecasted for much of the state today. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are ready across the commonwealth and will respond to any hazardous traveling conditions resulting from strong winds and heavy rain, which are expected to impact Virginia.

According to current weather reports, widespread damaging winds and strong to severe storms are possible. There is also the potential for tornadoes to strike. Motorists should watch out for flooded roads as well as fallen trees and debris which can create hazardous driving conditions.

Travelers should monitor the weather and road conditions before driving. The heavy rain and strong winds could produce dangerous driving conditions. Drivers are advised to delay travel until the weather conditions have ceased.

For more information about how to prepare for storms, visit, your comprehensive resource for emergency preparedness in Virginia.

Before a storm hits, residents should:

  • Assemble a disaster-supply kit for family to use in case of an emergency
  • Make a plan to know what to do in the event of a storm
  • Stay informed and know what threats are out there

Information Resources

511 – Get the latest road conditions before you get on the road, go to or download the VDOT 511 mobile app. You can also call 511 from your landline or wireless phone.

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

VDOT Website – Prepare for the storm and learn more about VDOT emergency preparedness efforts by visiting




  • For general VDOT information, follow @VaDOT.

Facebook – VDOT’s Facebook page will be updated throughout the storm:

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