VDOT continues snow operations, but refreeze remains a concern through the weekend

Lake Gaston Guide

While road conditions continue to improve across areas affected by this week’s snowstorm, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is warning motorists to remain on the lookout for ice.

Below freezing temperatures are expected to continue through Sunday. This means even roads that have been cleared could have icy patches during the overnight hours and mornings.

Where conditions warrant, crews will work around the clock to plow and treat roads until they are passable. In many areas, crews are beginning to shift their focus to secondary roads and neighborhood streets.

Current road conditions are available at www.511virginia.org, through the free mobile app or by phone. You can track the location of some snow plows at VDOT’s Snow Plow Tracker.

With the continuing low temperatures, make sure your emergency winter driving kit is properly stocked and includes items to keep you warm. Allow extra time for the trip, drive at a low speed and stay at a safe distance from other vehicles.

If you encounter slow-moving equipment such as snow plows, slow down and give them the right of way.

Date Updated: 
Friday, January 5, 2018