VDOT News - Statewide
Lindsey LeGrand 804-786-2715
Nov. 15, 2018
VDOT ON THE MOVE FOR MIXED PRECIPITATION THURSDAY
Travelers urged to use caution and go to 511Virginia.org for latest road conditions
RICHMOND, Va. – A mixed bag of precipitation is affecting much of the Commonwealth Thursday, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are responding to adverse road conditions where needed. Snow, sleet, and heavy rain are expected across Virginia through the afternoon and overnight hours.
Some portions of Virginia are experiencing the first taste of winter in the 2018-2019 season. In affected regions, VDOT crews are deployed to treat roads to melt icy areas. Icy conditions could cause downed trees and debris in roadways. Travelers should exercise caution during the afternoon rush hour and overnight, as road conditions may be wet and slushy.
Portions of the state are experiencing heavy rain. Crews are monitoring road conditions and responding to reports of high water and debris in roadways.
Motorists are encouraged to closely monitor travel conditions in local areas and adjust travel as needed. In wet and icy conditions, allow extra time to reach destinations, lower speed and keep a safe distance from other vehicles.
For more information:
- Latest road conditions – 511virginia.org, download the mobile app or call 511. Individual road conditions are available: http://www.511virginia.org/mobile/?menu_id=conditions
- Report road hazards or ask questions – 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or report a problem.
- See VDOT’s winter travel info for general snow removal facts.
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