Saturday, December 2, 2023

VDOT Hampton Roads Warns Motorists of Potential Refreeze on Roads

As crews continue to treat roads, VDOT Hampton Roads encourages motorists of potential refreeze. (Courtesy of VDOT Hampton Roads)

HAMPTON ROADS — As Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to clear roads and interstates following the winter storm that left multiple inches of snow throughout Hampton Roads, motorists are encouraged to watch for roads to potentially refreeze.

“Motorists are being warned that a drop in temperature could lead to a refreeze on pavement and wet spots on the roadways should be considered ice,” VDOT Hampton Roads stated in a Saturday, Jan. 22 release.

Current road conditions are moderate, which means that there may still be snow, slush or ice on major portions of roadways, VDOT stated.

Crews will continue to treat roads with salt and apply sand on critical spots.

Motorists are encouraged to use caution if travel is necessary by not passing or cutting off snow plows, giving crews time and space to treat roads, travel with extra caution in work zones, and removing snow and ice from vehicles before traveling.

Visit 511Virginia website for the latest road conditions. For more winter travel information, visit here.

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