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CONTACT:
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Marshall M. Herman 804-692-2134
Marshall.herman@vdot.virginia.gov
804-652-9689
CO-80534

March 5, 2015



VDOT CREWS DEPLOYED FOR RAIN, SLEET AND SNOW

Motorists should monitor changing road conditions by downloading the VDOT 511 mobile app 

 

RICHMOND, Va. – Snow is currently falling across most of the commonwealth and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are working aggressively to treat and plow roads. Several roads in the southwestern part of the state are closed due to flooding.

Motorists should avoid driving today in order for VDOT crews to clear roadways.

Drivers are cautioned that weather and road conditions could change rapidly. Though most winter weather is forecasted to end this evening, extremely cold temperatures tonight and tomorrow could create icy travel conditions. VDOT crews will remain deployed in 12-hour shifts for as long as road conditions exist.

Road Condition Updates

If travel is absolutely necessary, motorists should check real-time road conditions by using or VDOT’s free 511 mobile app, visiting 511Virginia.org or by calling 511.

511 logoVDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

VDOT’s website (www.virginiadot.org) has up-to-date news and information with winter travel tips, photos and videos here: www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp

Social Media Tools

VDOT continuously updates Facebook and the agency’s district and 511 Twitter accounts.

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