VDOT prepares for winter weather

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VDOT began treating roads on Friday for the snowfall expected to begin tonight and into Sunday morning.

VDOT’s crews as well as contractors are ready to plow and continue treatment as soon as the snow begins.

Interstates and primary roads will be treated first then secondary roads and subdivisions.

Residents should avoid traveling during the snowfall if possible.

Check 511Virginia.org or the 511 app for roadway updates.

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Gov. Northam declares a state of emergency ahead of Sun. 1/16 storm

An email from Gov. Northam confirms a state of emergency has been declared ahead of this Sun. Jan 16 storm.

Emergency services, Virginia State Police, Power Providers have all confirmed by email and social post that they are fully prepared for the impending storm.

The winter storm watch is posted for Sunday afternoon into Monday morning with 6 to 12 inches possible by Monday morning’s Jan. 17’s Federal Holiday.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has confirmed in a social post that they have already begun pre-treating the roads.

Motorist are asked not to travel especially during the heaviest snow fall likely Sunday afternoon Jan. 16 unless absolutely necessary.

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