Gov. Northam declares a state of emergency ahead of tonight’s 1/6 storm

An email form Governor Northam confirms that a state of emergency has been declared in advance of tonight’s Jan. 6 predicted inclement weather.

Virginians are urged to take precautions and prepare now for the possible storm before 6 p.m. tonight Jan. 6.

Power up mobile devices have blankets and warm clothing ready listen for local news and weather updates and avoid travel once the precipitation begins.

The Governor’s emergency declaration will help offset the expenses of the back to back storms.

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VDOT reports it is ready for inclement weather

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In an email from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) it was announced that they are prepared for winter weather.

VDOT has conducted several dry runs in the summer and early fall and stock piled supplies for removal and melt.

Contractors are already in place to assist with snow removal as well.

The snow expected tonight Dec. 7 and 8 is likely to be left on the grass in the low laying valley areas but could cause slick spots on roadways especially in the upper elevations.

VDOT Chief of Maintenance and Operations Kevin Gregg stated in the email that the crews learned new processes during the pandemic.

Those lessons are learned and will be utilized this season.

When it snows two inches or more VDOT activates their online snow plow tracking map right here.

More winter weather information from VDOT is available here.

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