Norfolk gets help from VDOT clearing roads

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by Arrianee LeBeau, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 6:20 PM

NORFOLK -- The City of Norfolk is getting help from VDOT clearing roads after several inches fell in the last 18 hours.

Jeneen White with the Public Works Department said crews are struggling to keep primary roads clear because the wind continues to blow snow on to them. 

Wednesday afternoon 21 Public Works trucks were on the road and VDOT had 18 more trucks assisting. 

Crews were focusing on primary roads like Hampton Blvd., Granby St., Little Creek Rd., Tidewater Dr., Military Highway and Virginia Beach Blvd.  Also, crews continue to clear access around police, fire stations and hospitals.

White said trucks are having to clear and treat roads multiple times, so they will be focusing their efforts on primary streets before moving on to others.

Norfolk started with 600 tons of sand and 800 tons of salt to treat the roads.  Officials say 400 tons of sand and 650 tons of salt are left.

Crews expect to have primary roads completely cleared and salted by 6 p.m. Wednesday. 
 
According to White, 25 trucks from several city departments are removing snow from roads and dumping it Harbor Park.

Parking garages remain open – use with caution as snow still in some places.

According to the 13News Now Weather Authority, more than eight inches of snow fell in Norfolk.


 


  

 

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