Paula Miller 757-925-1660
Feb. 16, 2015
VDOT READY FOR WINTER WEATHER IN HAMPTON ROADS
Motorists should expect ice and snow to impact statewide travel into Tuesday
HAMPTON ROADS — Snow has started to fall throughout Hampton Roads and crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have already made preparations to keep the roadways safe. VDOT officials have set up a modified Area Command Center at the Transportation Operations Center on Reon Drive in Virginia Beach to closely monitor road conditions.
Crews will be responding to affected areas and will apply salt to roadways throughout the evening to give drivers traction and to melt snow and ice. Snow removal efforts will focus first on interstates and primary roads, then shift to secondary roads as conditions improve.
VDOT crews pre-treated interstates and primary routes Sunday and Monday throughout Hampton Roads in anticipation of the statewide winter storm. Pre-treatment prevents a bond from forming between the pavement and snow and ice and allows for easier removal of any accumulation.
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.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.511virginia.org, call 511, download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information. Information is also available on Twitter @VaDOTHR.
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