Road Conditions Good

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

Some wet and snowy roads and dense fog made it a difficult commute for some Tuesday morning.

But by this afternoon the sun dried up many of the streets and it was easy going for drivers.

“29 is in great shape. You can run 100 miles an hour if you want to,” said one driver.

Shortly after the first snowfall of the season ended motorists out on the main roadways said driving was smooth sailing but navigating the side roads was a different story.

“We live down on Vance Mills Road and it's a little slick down there. They haven't plowed or done anything yet,” said Bill Harris of Ruckersville.

Public works in the city and VDOT in the county were out all night clearing and salting the roads.

“It was a very wet snow and we had a lot of limbs down,” said Lou Hatter, VDOT Public Affairs.

Debris in the streets slowed up crews a bit and right now they continue to work hard.

“We've got the trucks on the secondary streets right now plowing them and putting down salt and sand for abrasives,” said Hatter.

VDOT says the roadways yesterday stayed above freezing most of the day making their job a lot easier.

“We were fortunate that a lot of the snow we got early in the day didn't stick to the roads just the grass so the kids could love it” said Hatter.

Crews will continue to monitor the situation and check road temperatures.

“Late into this evening and tomorrow morning we are going to have some freezing temperatures and drivers need to be careful and be cautious everything is not completely clear yet,” said Hatter.

And even our driver who says 29 is clear enough to run 100 miles an hour down still is careful and taking his time out there.

“Just be cautious,” he said.

The major message as always is use caution on days like these, there can be some slick spots and officials say just be alert if you are out driving.


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