Crews continue to clear Peninsula roads

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 4:39 PM

UPDATE 1/30: Crews are still working on the main roads in Hampton. They've dropped 300 tons of salt and 20,000 gallons of brine on the roads.  They are continuing to treat arterial roads and are still working 12-hour shifts.

In Newport News, public works crews are still woring around the clock to monitor road conditions and treat icy road conditions. 

Residential streets in both cities will have to wait on the warming temperatures to take care of the snow and ice.

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UPDATE 12:45 p.m.:  Police say in Newport News there have been six accidents since 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Nobody was injured.  There are have 28 disabled vehicles.  Also, at 4 a.m. a salt truck ran into a poll.

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NEWPORT NEWS-Mother Nature is dropping a thick blanket of snow across Hampton Roads.  

On the Peninsula, as much as seven inches of snow had fallen by daybreak in many neighborhoods.

On I-64 near J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News, the snow had pretty much stopped by 5 a.m. and 13News Now reporter Carl Leimer had seen snow plows making passes on the roads several times.

"J. Clyde is covered in snow, so it's difficult to see," Leimer reported during 13News Now at Daybreak.

Daniel Pendergrass plows parking lots for commercial clients. He says it's been difficult this morning because this area typically doesn't get snow falls like this.

In Hampton, officials reported 7 inches of snow across the city.

More than 30 heavy-equipment crews are already out plowing and dropping salt on main city roads, officials stated.

Police reported a few minor accidents overnight, but there were many disabled vehicles -- some at major intersections - caught in drifts or breaking down.

 

 

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