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Jan. 15, 2022

STAY HOME SUNDAY – HEAVY SNOW AND ICE TO HIT VIRGINIA
Mix of precipitation to create treacherous travel conditions across the state

RICHMOND, Va. – Snow, ice, sleet and rain is forecasted to enter the Commonwealth overnight and continue throughout the day Sunday. Precipitation combined with freezing temperatures will create treacherous driving conditions. 

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Jan. 13, 2022

WINTER STORM TO IMPACT STUDENTS’ SEMESTER RETURN
Motorists urged to avoid travel during and immediately following snow, ice

RICHMOND, Va. – With forecasted winter storms coinciding with the return of students to college campuses around the Commonwealth this weekend, the Virginia Department of Transportation is reminding students and their families to plan move-in travel around winter weather.

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Jan. 13, 2022

VDOT BRIEFS COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ON WINTER STORM FRIDA
Extreme weather event affected entire Commonwealth, 58,000 miles of roadway

RICHMOND, Va. – At its January board meeting, Kevin Gregg, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) chief of maintenance and operations, briefed the Commonwealth Transportation Board on the extreme weather event Winter Storm Frida.

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Jan. 9, 2022

ICE RISK OVERNIGHT AND FOR MONDAY COMMUTE
Wet spots should be considered ice in low-temperature regions

RICHMOND, Va. – Precipitation continues throughout the Commonwealth, and Virginia Department of Transportation crews remain alert for icy spots that may impact overnight travel and Monday morning commutes. Motorists should exercise caution traveling overnight and in the morning.

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Jan. 7, 2022

VDOT URGES COMMUTERS TO EXERCISE CAUTION FOLLOWING STORM
Overnight precipitation and low temperatures may have caused icy spots on treated roads

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to watch out for icy spots on roadways as snowfall and low overnight temperatures may have caused hazardous driving conditions in some areas. Motorists should review local road reports before planning travel and exercise caution if travel is necessary.

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Jan. 6, 2022

VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER
Crews pre-treating interstates, primary and secondary roadways; Continue to clear remnants of Monday’s storm

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation crews are working around-the-clock to address incoming winter weather across the Commonwealth, while continuing to clear remnants of Monday’s storm. Teams statewide are pre-treating interstates and primary and secondary roadways ahead of potential snow and stand ready with necessary equipment and adequate material and supply levels.

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Jan. 5, 2022

CREWS CONTINUE TO CLEAR PRIMARY, SECONDARY ROADS
Motorists urged to exercise caution as downed trees and power lines remain a risk; black ice and refreeze expected as temperatures drop and winter weather continues

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to clear roads and restore service following the effects of the unprecedented snowfall on Monday, Jan. 3. Parts of the state received more than a foot of snow during the winter storm, with snowfall rates exceeding two inches per hour. Total snowfall accumulations ranged from two to 14 inches across the Commonwealth.

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Jan. 3, 2022

TRAVEL REMAINS HAZARDOUS THROUGHOUT COMMONWEALTH
Snow-clearing operations may be impacted by crashes and downed trees on major roadways

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation crews are working to clear roads as the majority of the Commonwealth is experiencing heavy amounts of snowfall. VDOT urges motorists to avoid travel to allow crews time and space to plow and treat roads.

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Jan. 2, 2022

WINTER STORM EXPECTED TO IMPACT TRAVEL STATEWIDE
Accumulating snow expected overnight Sunday into Monday; Motorists urged to monitor local conditions

RICHMOND, Va. – Winter weather with widespread impacts is expected to start overnight Sunday in the Commonwealth. Despite the current warm temperatures, the Virginia Department of Transportation is urging motorists to watch local forecasts and conditions, and be prepared to adjust travel, as needed, due to snow expected statewide.

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