Lindsay LeGrand 804-652-9264
Britt Drewes Farrar 804-225-4491
March 12, 2018
WINTRY MIX, SNOW MAY AFFECT MONDAY EVENING COMMUTE
Be alert to the possibility of ice overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning
RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging motorists to be cautious throughout Monday afternoon and during the evening commute, as weather ranging from a wintry mix to snow continues to fall in many areas across the commonwealth. VDOT crews continue to treat and plow roads, as needed.
Low temperatures Monday night could cause wet surfaces to refreeze ahead of the Tuesday morning commute. Motorists should watch for the possibility of ice on bridges, ramps, overpasses, hills and curves as well as on roadways carrying less traffic.
During potentially icy conditions, motorists are reminded to reduce speeds and increase following distance between vehicles. Current road conditions are available at http://www.511virginia.org/, 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).
Note: VDOT clears all state-maintained roads. Incorporated cities and towns clear their own streets, as do Arlington and Henrico counties.
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