Paula Miller 757-925-1660
Feb. 16, 2015
VDOT CREWS OUT IN FULL FORCE AS HEAVY SNOW CONTINUES OVERNIGHT
Roadway conditions are in moderate condition throughout most of the region
HAMPTON ROADS —Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continue working to keep the roadways safe in Hampton Roads as heavy snow falls overnight.
Crews are operating in 12-hour shifts to apply salt and abrasives on the roadways and will be plowing in areas where there is at least two inches of accumulation. VDOT has 396 pieces of equipment available for snow and ice removal, with crews focusing first on the interstates and primary roads, and shifting to secondary roads as conditions improve.
When traveling, motorists should be aware of the following:
- The James River Bridge remains passable and crews will continue to treat the bridge with salt and abrasives.
- The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is operating and crews will be working to ensure the piers are clear in time for the morning commute.
- The I-64 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Reversible Roadway is currently open to westbound traffic.
Motorists are advised to delay travel during winter weather. 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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