Clear Roads Make for Nice Day in Charlottesville

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

February 12, 2006

Several inches of snow fell in the Charlottesville area, but with the persistence of the Virginia Department of Transportation and Charlottesville Public works, it was smooth sailing for drivers in the Commonwealth.

As the sun peaked through the trees melting several inches of snow, it was just the beginning of a fun filled day for many.

Josh Zanoff took advantage of the day to spend some quality time with his daughter.

"Lilly Marie loves the snow she's four-months-old and I guess this is her first real snow," said Zonoff. "She didn't make any snow men, but as long as she's warm she's a happy girl."

Lilly Marie may not have been able to build or destroy a snow man this year, as many kinds were doing in Washington Park Sunday, but she is enjoying the day with her dad.

While some are just enjoying the day, others are making sure that icy sidewalks and roads are not on your mind.

"I've been out here since about 6:30 this morning," said Critis Jackson, who's lying salting on a sidewalk in Charlottesville. " [I'm] shovelling the show and then laying down the salt to keep the sidewalks pretty clear for people walking on them."

Skid marks on one Albemarle County street show where a SUV ran off the side of the road, nearly falling down a steep hill.

Those types of situations are exactly what VDOT and Charlottesville Public Works did not want to happen. That's why they worked overnight to make sure our roadways and side walks were user friendly for people Sunday morning.

Public Affairs Manager for VDOT, Lou Hatter says the wind and warm temperatures helped remove much of the snow from Saturday's snow fall.

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