VDOT Urges Caution Due To Slick Roads

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RICHMOND, VA—Crews
with The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continue to clear snow
from the roads across Central Virginia.

Interstates are wet but clear, with most other roads presenting slick
driving conditions, according to VDOT.

Crews applied sand and salt to area roadways late Wednesday and early
Thursday in an effort to provide traction and melt the snow and ice that's
falling.

VDOT and its contractors began applying anti-icing treatment to bridges and
overpasses along major routes Wednesday to prevent snow from bonding with the
pavement.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution, particularly on bridges and
overpasses. During a winter storm, bridges and overpasses tend to freeze before
the road surface.

Ice and snow can still produce hazardous driving conditions, even when roads
are treated.

VDOT crews will remain on duty throughout Thursday, first addressing primary
roads and then shifting resources to secondary roads.

Drivers are encouraged to check VDOT's 511 travel website,
http://www.511virginia.org, before traveling. The website is updated in real time with
weather and road conditions for all highways in Virginia. Once on the road, VDOT's 511
mobile app provides real-time traffic and weather information for both iPhone
and Android platforms. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time
information on traffic and road conditions.

Stay with 8News for updates.



Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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