Tamara Rollison 804-786-2715
Jan. 26, 2015
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION WITH SNOWFALL EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING
VDOT crews to deploy throughout the state tonight
RICHMOND, Va. – Motorists in Virginia should plan for winter weather road conditions and use caution Monday and Tuesday morning as snow is forecasted to affect most of the commonwealth beginning late tonight and continuing through Tuesday morning.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will be mobilized throughout the state by midnight tonight and treat roads as accumulation develops. Anti-icing will not take place on most Virginia roadways due to rain occurring prior to snowfall.
Motorists are advised to delay trips if possible and check the latest road conditions using the 511 system by phone, web at www.511virginia.org or free mobile app. If travel is necessary, allow extra time to reach destinations, lower speed and keep a safe distance from other vehicles. As drivers encounter slow-moving equipment such as snowplows, slow down and allow operators the right of way.
To report road hazards or ask questions about road issues, call VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
For more information on winter travel, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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