UPDATE: VDOT says major roads are clear

Jan. 29 Kurtz family made a mini snow fort  in Richmond

Jan. 29 Kurtz family made a mini snow fort in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — VDOT reported most major roads in the Virginia were mostly clear as of 3 p.m. Wednesday after winter weather blanketed the highway.

Jan. 29 Kurtz family made a mini snow fort  in Richmond

Jan. 29 Kurtz family made a mini snow fort in Richmond

Officials said in a news release that Virginia crews had been working over the past 24 hours to treat and clear roads.

Additionally, as conditions on major roads improve, crews will begin snow removal on state maintained secondary and subdivision streets.

From a VDOT news release: 

Here’s what motorists need to know:

  • Snow impacted roads in the western, central and southeastern regions of Virginia, and parts of the Fredericksburg region.
  • Interstate and primary roads are mostly clear with some snow and ice patches.
  • Secondary and subdivision streets are likely to be slick with snowpack and icy conditions.
  • Watch for blowing and drifting snow.
  • Wet areas on roadways – particularly bridges, overpasses and shady areas – are likely to refreeze as temperatures decrease, resulting in icy driving conditions.
  • Limit travel where possible and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
  • Slow down and give slow-moving equipment operators the right of way for their safety and yours.
  • Before driving, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for the latest information on road conditions.
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