Wednesday, March 29, 2023

What’s been plowed? Here’s where you can go, and roads you should probably avoid.

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Virginia Department of Transportation plows have been working around the clock, but many roads in Hampton Roads are still snowy, slushy or impassable.

If you’re still stuck inside but considering venturing out into the snow, you might want to know what the roads look like beyond your driveway.

And with cold temperatures continuing until Monday, the snow isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

In James City County, some main roads are now passable, but many secondary roads still have packed snow and ice. Neighborhood roads have not been plowed, according to a James City County weather update.

Route 199 has been plowed and salted. There is still plowed snow clogging entry and exit ramps, making it difficult to enter and exit Route 199.

Pocahontas Trail and Merrimac Trail have been plowed but not treated with salt. These roads are clear near major intersections, but still heavy with packed snow outside of these intersections.

Richmond Road has been plowed and treated. It is clear, besides a few areas of packed snow, from the City of Williamsburg line to the New Kent County line.

In Williamsburg, city crews should have most primary and secondary roads plowed by the end of the day Friday, according to a city tweet.

To see where the VDOT plows are in Greater Williamsburg, use their plow tracker.

For current traffic and travel information, visit or call ‪1-800-FOR-ROADS.

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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