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March 21, 2018

Road conditions vary; adjust travel as necessary

RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is treating and plowing roads as snow continues to fall across much of the commonwealth on Wednesday. VDOT is urging motorists to adjust travel as necessary while crews work to clear roadways.

Snow accumulations vary across the state, and road conditions range from clear to slushy to snow-covered. Additionally, because the storm is delivering a heavy, wet snow, downed trees and power lines remain a concern.

VDOT continues to coordinate closely with tree removal and utility crews as needed.

Snow is expected to move out of Virginia late Wednesday evening, but cold temperatures overnight may cause any wet roadways to refreeze. Motorists should watch for ice during the Thursday morning commute, especially on bridges, overpasses and other raised surfaces.

During winter weather, motorists should reduce speeds and increase following distance between vehicles. Remember to give plows the right of way as they work to clear snow. When snow reaches two inches or more, the location of many snow plows can be tracked online via VDOT’s Snow Plow Tracker.

Current road conditions are available at, through the free mobile app or by calling 511.

VDOT’s Customer Service Center can take reports of severe road conditions and answer questions around the clock at 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).


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