Joe Vagi 804-371-8304
Feb. 26, 2015
VDOT FOCUSES EFFORTS ON TREATING SECONDARY AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS
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RICHMOND – Major roads across the state are in mostly minor condition following this morning’s snow. Secondary routes range from minor to severe condition.
With most major roads in good shape, crews are treating and removing snow from high volume secondary roads first and then subdivision streets that are maintained by the state.
VDOT’s goal is to have all state maintained roads in passable condition, meaning plows have made one pass through subdivision streets, 48 hours after a storm ends.
With heavy snow, plowing can cause snow to accumulate in roadside gutters and on road shoulders — sometimes even blocking driveways. When this occurs, VDOT asks that you shovel snow to the right of your driveway as you face the road. This is to prevent snow from piling up again if your road is replowed.
As nightfall approaches, wet areas will freeze, causing slick road conditions particularly on bridges, overpasses and shady areas.
Monitor your local weather and check out the latest road conditions before heading out the door by going to www.511virginia.org.
For more information:
- VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623) - report downed trees, debris traffic outages
- http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp - winter travel information
- In Northern Virginia, once two inches have fallen, residents can enter their address at www.vdotplows.org to see the status of plowing in their neighborhood
You can also stay informed by monitoring VDOT’s social media channels.
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