Marshall M. Herman 804-692-2134
Nov. 26, 2014
MOTORISTS SHOULD DELAY TRAVEL UNTIL WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE
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RICHMOND, Va. – Snow and mixed precipitation across portions of Virginia have already impacted roadways on the Interstate 81 corridor, Interstate 64 in Augusta County and Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advises motorists to postpone travel in the western and central regions of the state until conditions improve. This is especially important as today’s predicted Thanksgiving travel congestion could complicate and delay snow removal efforts.
Current road conditions are minor (isolated spots of snow, ice or slush) to moderate (snow or ice on major portions of the roadway) in areas in and around Bristol, Salem, Staunton and Culpeper.
VDOT crews were deployed overnight and began treating roads as accumulation appeared. Crews will continue treating icy areas and plow snow as long as conditions exist.
Drivers are reminded to be extremely careful as roadways throughout the state could become slick due to damp conditions and low temperatures. Pavement temperatures will remain at or near freezing by late afternoon and stay below freezing through tomorrow morning. Pay particular attention to bridges, overpasses and shady areas, which tend to freeze first.
To report road hazards or ask questions about road issues, call VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
For more information on winter travel, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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