VDOT Crews Prepare Roads for Snow

March 5, 2013

V-DOT crews have started preparing for the upcoming wintry weather.

They began treating Interstate 64, Interstate 66, and primary highways in Central Virginia with anti-icing chemicals.

As the snow beings to fall, the brine solution prevents a bond from forming between the pavement and the snow.

Still, Albemarle County Police Sargent Sean Hackney says the roads could be dangerous.

"Out in the rural areas of Albemarle County, especially on the two lanes roads and even some of the one lane dirt roads, we're expecting conditions to deteriorate quite quickly. This is going to be a very wet, heavy snow. It's going to be very difficult to drive in. There's going to be some freezing. So our message to people is if you do not have to go out tomorrow don't go."

Plow crews will focus their attention on the main roads before venturing into neighborhoods and some of the back roads.

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