Tamara Rollison 804-786-2715
March 5, 2015
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS
Travelers should check road conditions using the VDOT 511 mobile app
RICHMOND, Va. – As snowfall ends across the state, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to work in 12-hour shifts to plow and treat roads.
Conditions on most interstates, primary and secondary roadways range from minor (isolated spots of snow, ice or slush) to moderate (snow or ice on major portions of the road). Severe road conditions (drifting snow or partially blocked roadways) have been reported in areas along the Interstate 95 corridor. Many roads in the southwestern part of the state have been closed due to flooding.
Motorists should continue to avoid travel and are reminded that low temperatures tonight and tomorrow could lead to icy roads, especially on bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas.
If travel is absolutely necessary, motorists should use extreme caution, allow additional time to reach their destination, drive slower and allow extra space between vehicles.
Travelers should also check real-time road conditions before going out by using or VDOT’s free 511 mobile app, visiting 511Virginia.org or by calling 511. In addition, updated news and information can be found on VDOT’s website (www.virginiadot.org) as well as on Facebook and the agency’s district and 511 Twitter accounts.
To report roadway hazards calls VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
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