VDOT mobilizes as Hampton Roads braces for another winter storm

Published 12:31 pm Monday, March 3, 2014

HAMPTON ROADS—Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have begun treating area interstates and primary routes with materials in preparation for the wintry mix of sleet and snow moving into the area this afternoon.

As snow begins to accumulate, the roadways will be plowed. Crews will focus on snow removal efforts on interstates and primary roads, and then shift resources to secondary roads as conditions improve.

VDOT Hampton Roads’ District has over 300 pieces of equipment for snow- and ice-control activities, and supplies have been replenished from earlier winter events.

Motorists are advised to slow down and give equipment operators the right of way for their safety and yours and only drive if absolutely necessary.

To get current road condition information, motorists should 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. Information is also available on Twitter @VaDOTHR.

For more information on winter travel, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.