Thursday, September 28, 2023

Slow down and stop tailgating: VDOT offers advice for driving in snow

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With winter weather on the way, the Virginia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be careful.

A winter storm is expected to drop between four and eight inches of snow on Greater Williamsburg, and that can mean slick roads and low visibility, according to a VDOT press release.

VDOT recommends staying off the roads during the storm, but for those who have to travel, there are simple precautions to take. Drive slowly, at a safe following distance. Give snow plows the right of way. And allow extra time.

You can also keep up-to-date about road conditions on VDOT’s website, and track the location of snow plows before hitting the road.

Drivers should also keep a winter-weather emergency kit in their vehicles.

A proper emergency kit contains items such as road flares, a jack, a lug wrench, a blanket and snacks.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for the next few days.

WYDaily archives were used in this story.

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