Roads to freeze overnight, but NWS says snow ‘may soon be distant memory’

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Route 288 at Woolridge in Chesterfield County. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)
Route 288 at Woolridge in Chesterfield County. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)

The Virginia Department of Transportation has advised motorists to continue to use caution throughout Hampton Roads.

According to a Monday afternoon press release, interstates throughout the region are clear of snow. 

However, temperatures remain below freezing, and patches of ice are more likely to form near on- and off-ramps. Motorists should also exercise caution on shaded roads.

VDOT’s crews continue to clean up interstate ramps, shoulders and exits, as well as primary and secondary roads, according to the release.

Some snow may melt during the day Monday, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Alec Butner, but road conditions could remain hazardous well into Tuesday.

“Anything that has melted today will refreeze overnight,” said Butner. “Tomorrow we may get up to a high of 40, so things should really start to melt.”

Butner said Monday night is forecast to be the final night of sub-freezing temperatures in the Historic Triangle. He added that, with projected highs in the mid-60s Thursday and Friday, “the snow may soon be a distant memory.”