Icy road conditions may make morning commute difficult

Published 7:54 am Tuesday, March 4, 2014

HAMPTON ROADS—Monday’s wintry mix of sleet and snow, combined with overnight freezing temperatures, could make this morning’s commute slow going.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews worked overnight and will continue through the rush hour to plow and treat area interstates and primary routes, and then crews will shift resources to secondary roads. Currently, the roadways are in minor to moderate conditions. Bridges, overpasses and ramps could be icy.

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

For more winter travel information, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Motorists can also call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) to report road hazards or ask road-related questions at VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center.

To get current road condition information, motorists should visit www.511virginia.org/ call 511, downloadVirginia’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.