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Greg Bilyeu 804-786-4243
Greg.Bilyeu@VDOT.Virginia.gov
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March 6, 2015



CREWS MAKING PROGRESS; EXPECT ICY ROADS TODAY
Drivers encouraged to delay travel

RICHMOND -- Conditions on most interstate, primary and secondary roads range from minor (isolated spots of snow, ice or slush) to moderate (snow or ice on major portions of the road). Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will remain working in 12-hour shifts across the state to make roads passable. Today, crews will continue to improve the condition of interstate and primary roads and then focus on secondary routes and subdivision streets.

 

Motorists should continue to avoid travel. Extremely low temperatures this morning and through the day today could mean icy roads, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, as well as shaded areas. VDOT asks for your patience today as extreme temperatures reduce the effectiveness of road salt. If travel is necessary, use extreme caution, allow additional time to reach your destination, drive slowly, and allow extra space between vehicles.

 

Many roads in the southwestern part of the state have been closed due to flooding. Do not attempt to drive through standing water.

 

To report downed limbs in the roadway or ask road-related questions anytime, call our Customer Service Center at 800-367-ROAD (7623). VDOT crews are working closely with utility companies to remove limbs and restore power lines as necessary. If you see downed limbs and power lines in the roadway, please call. Do not attempt to remove downed lines yourself.

 

Check real-time road conditions before you travel by calling 5-1-1 from any phone, visiting www.511virginia.org or via VDOT's free 511 app: www.virginiadot.org/travel/511.asp#app.

 

 

 

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