Paula Miller 757-925-1660
Feb. 26, 2015
VDOT CREWS ARE ON THE MOVE TO KEEP ROADWAYS SAFE
For the latest information on road conditions, call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org
HAMPTON ROADS —Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) remained on the move throughout the night to keep the roadways safe in Hampton Roads.
Once the snow began arriving at midnight, salt trucks were immediately deployed, followed by plows less than two hours later. Crews are operating in 12-hour shifts and are focusing first on the interstates and primary roads, and will shift to secondary roads as conditions improve. Safety Service Patrol (SSP) coverage has also been expanded to monitor conditions and respond to calls for service.
Snowfall is expected to continue through the morning rush hour, with up to eight inches of accumulation. Motorists should expect slick and treacherous roads, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, and are advised to avoid or limit travel.
If travel is necessary, use extreme caution. When approaching slow-moving equipment treating roads, slow down and give equipment operators the right of way. For more winter travel information, see www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/statewide/2014/vdots_winter_budget_equipment77463.asp
To get current road condition information, motorists should visit www.511virginia.org/, call 511, download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app, listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016. Information is also available on Twitter @VaDOTHR.
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