Paula Miller 757-925-1660
Feb. 11, 2016
VDOT TO BEGIN PRE-TREATING INTERSTATES
Up to two inches of snow moving into parts of region on Friday
SUFFOLK- Pre-treatment of interstates will begin this morning as VDOT crews prepare for a mid-February chill which could bring up to two inches of snow to parts of the district.
Interstates on the Southside and Peninsula will be pre-treated beginning at 9:30 a.m. and crews will continue to monitor road surfaces as temperatures fall throughout the evening. Unlike previous snow events this season, Friday’s anticipated snowfall, which starts late morning and extends through Friday evening, is expected to be concentrated on the eastern end of the district, specifically Southside Hampton Roads.
VDOT Hampton Roads restocked its snow removal materials, including salt, abrasives and brine, following the late January wintry mix and capacity is sufficient to address the next round of snow.
VDOT crews will continue to monitor pavement conditions after any snowfall to check for pavement that could possibly refreeze Friday night and throughout the weekend. Motorists are encouraged to watch their speed and allow for plenty of braking distance if they must travel during these conditions.
As always, motorists are urged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s FREE traffic information tools:
• Download the 511 smartphone app
• Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone
• Listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM
• Call the Traffic Line at 757-361-3016
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