Tuesday, September 26, 2023

VDOT: Prepare for a snowy morning commute

A private plow sits off in a ditch on Longhill Road. (Tom Davis/WYDaily)
A private plow sits off in a ditch on Longhill Road. (Tom Davis/WYDaily)

A couple more inches of snow are on the way, and the Virginia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to take care while traveling Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning.

VDOT has been pretreating roads in the Williamsburg area and is also mobilizing to treat the roads once the snow starts to fly, according to a VDOT news release.

Hampton Roads is expecting between one and four inches of snow in most areas.

Low temperatures overnight Thursday and Friday may cause any snowmelt to refreeze.

In snowy or icy conditions, VDOT recommends drivers lower their speed, keep a safe distance from other vehicles and allow plenty of time to reach their destination.

Drivers should also give the right of way to slow-moving equipment such as snowplows.

Current road conditions are available at www.511virginia.org, through the free mobile app or by phone. Once snow accumulations reach approximately two inches, the location of many snow plows can be found online via VDOT’s Snow Plow Tracker.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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