Sundra Hominik 804-524-6094


Jan. 18, 2013


COLONIAL HEIGHTS – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and snow removal contractors will continue to monitor road conditions overnight in the Richmond area.

With melting snow throughout the day and a hard freeze predicted tonight, some roads, bridges, ramps and overpasses could become icy later this evening and Saturday morning. Crews will work to treat potentially icy areas with sand and salt, as needed.

If driving is necessary, motorists should be extremely cautious. Roads that appear wet may actually be icy and slippery.  

Drivers are encouraged to check VDOT’s 511 travel website,, before traveling. The website is updated in real time with weather and road conditions for all highways in Virginia. Once on the road, VDOT’s 511 mobile app provides real-time traffic and weather information for both iPhone and Android platforms. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.


VDOT’s Richmond District oversees maintenance (includes snow removal) and construction activities along interstates and primary and secondary routes in 14 counties in central Virginia: Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico (primary routes only), Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, New Kent, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince George counties.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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