VDOT continues snow removal

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VDOT crews continue the snow removal process from the wintery mix from Friday afternoon and into the evening.

Drivers should be aware of changing road conditions due to low temperatures and high wind gusts.

As of Saturday, Interstate 66 and 81 have clear to minor conditions throughout most of the area.

Moderate to minor road conditions are reported on primary and secondary roads through the Valley.

For more information on road conditions, head to 511Virginia.org.

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Winchester and Front Royal snow removal requirements

The City of Winchester posted on social media and the Town of Front Royal sent a reminder about snow and ice removal.

Both localities remind residents and business owners that it is their responsibility to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice in front of their homes and businesses.

Both municipalities have codes on the subject some with timelines.

There are codes from both Winchester and Front Royal that state that there are fines possible for those who don’t comply.

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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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