VDOT Prepares for Possible Weekend Winter Storm

Dec. 13, 2013

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is preparing for a winter storm that is forecast to affect Central Virginia early Saturday morning.

Officials warn that drivers may face changing road conditions with snow predicted to fall through the morning before changing to sleet and possibly freezing rain before ending Saturday afternoon.

VDOT crews applied brine on Interstate 64, I-66, Route 29 and several other primary highways on Friday in advance of the storm. Crews are also preparing plow trucks and other equipment. VDOT will have plows on the roads beginning at midnight tonight and crews will work around the clock until roads are passable.

Residents are encouraged to monitor local weather forecasts and complete non-essential travel before the storm. Those who must travel Saturday morning should expect to encounter slick road conditions and drive with caution. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination, reduce speed and maintain a wide distance between vehicles.

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