VDOT: Crews turn focus to clearing secondary roads

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 9:55 PM

UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: Crews are shifting their snow and ice removals efforts from interstate and primary roads to the secondary roads, VDOT officials. 

VDOT says with temperatures expected to drop overnight, slick conditions could exist and caution should be taken while driving. 

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NORFOLK -- VDOT says they are making significant progress clearing roads after the latest round of snow.

Major roads are mostly clear and crews are focusing on secondary and subdivision streets, VDOT reported Wednesday afternoon.

Crews have worked the past 24 hours treating and clearing roads and will continue to be out in force where needed. 

As conditions on major roads improve, crews begin snow removal on state maintained secondary and subdivision streets. 

Here’s what motorists need to know:

•    Snow impacted roads in the western, central and southeastern regions of Virginia, and parts of the Fredericksburg region.
•    Interstate and primary roads are mostly clear with some snow and ice patches.
•    Secondary and subdivision streets are likely to be slick with snowpack and icy conditions.
•    Watch for blowing and drifting snow.
•    Wet areas on roadways - particularly bridges, overpasses and shady areas - are likely to refreeze as temperatures decrease, resulting in icy driving conditions.
•    Limit travel where possible and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.
•    Slow down and give slow-moving equipment operators the right of way for their safety and yours.
 

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