CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- VDOT crews continue to remove snow from and apply salt and sand to interstates and primary routes around Central Virginia. VDOT said interstates and primary routes were in minor to moderate condition Thursday afternoon.
"Once crews have been able to clear the main routes, they will shift their efforts to secondary and neighborhood roads, which are still in moderate to severe condition, meaning that snow or ice could cover major portions of the roadway," VDOT Communications Coordinator Jessica Cowardin said via email. "VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends."
Drivers were asked to use caution, reduce speed and increase following distance when driving especially on snowy secondary roads.
While VDOT is charged with clearing most major roads in Central Virginia, Henrico provides snow removal for secondary roads in the county (routes numbered 600 and above) and subdivision streets. In addition, Richmond, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Hopewell and Ashland provide their own snow removal.