Home invader held knife to victim’s throat
Henrico woman killed in police shooting

Tri-Cities fighting the good fight against snowy, slushy roads

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

PETERSBURG, Va. --There are more than 1,100 lane miles in Dinwiddie County and while the main roads and many secondary roads are clear, neighborhood streets are now the focus of the snowplows.

"I think they're doing a great job, honestly, that was a lot of snow we had real quick, so, being that it's a couple of days out, we still got a little bit of snow on the roads; I think they're doing well, I can't complain," said Gary Mayfield, who lives in a subdivision off River Road.

In Petersburg, they have 379 lane miles and all the main roads are clear. Now crews are out in full force and focusing on neighborhood roads.

"We've got 19 plows, seven spreaders, a motor grader, two backhoes, pick-up truck plows...so we're out in force addressing the issues," said Mike Mee, who leads the Petersburg Street Operations.

In Colonial Heights, with 194 lane miles,  main roads are clear and the side streets are slushy. There, snowplow crews have worked their way into neighborhoods. They aren't just plowing, but also throwing down salt and sand to help provide traction at intersections and hills.


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.