Are you ready for winter driving?

Traffic Update

The Virginia Department of Transportation would like to remind everyone that the first day of winter was Thursday and with that comes the possibility of winter weather.

It is the perfect time with the long holiday weekend to check that your emergency car kit has all the essentials.

Make sure you have blankets, gloves, snacks and water, a phone
charger, jumper cables, ice scraper, flashlight, and kitty litter or sand.

Also, you can always monitor current road conditions at Virginia 511.

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Tropical storm Ophelia update

VSP official patch and logo used by permission by Information Officer Brent Coffey

Virginia State Police encourages Virginians to plan ahead as Tropical Storm Ophelia makes her way inland.

If you must travel during the storm, please slow down, this will give you more time to safely react to the wet conditions.

Never drive through standing water and do not tail gate.

Be sure to buckle up and stay off your phones.

Lastly, make sure you have plenty of gas and that your vehicle is running properly.

For the latest on road closures, please call 511 on your cell phone.

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VSP and VDOT help keep roadways safe Labor Day weekend

Virginia State Police and VDOT are reminding Virginians planning one last summer getaway to share the road responsibly by buckling up and driving sober this holiday weekend.

The annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement and education campaign sponsored by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program continues through Tuesday.

During last year’s Labor Day weekend, Virginia State Police arrested 87 drunk drivers, over 4,000 speeders and 1,800 reckless drivers.

A total of 12 individuals died in traffic related crashes over the four day weekend in 2022.

VDOT will attempt to help ease holiday traffic by lifting lane closures and suspending most highway work from Friday at noon until noon on Tuesday.

For up to date traffic information, head to 511Virginia.org or check out the free VA 511 app.

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VDOT attempts to ease Independence Day traffic

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The Virginia Department of Transportation will lift lane closures and suspend most highway work zones beginning Monday, July 3rd at noon until noon on Wednesday, July 5th in an effort to help ease traffic.

They will also lift many rush-hour and express lane tolls for the 4th of July including on I-66 inside the beltway.

To help plan your holiday weekend trip, VDOT offers an interactive travel trends map which shows peak congestion times based on when roads have been busiest historically.

They also offer real time travel information on the free mobile 511 app or at 511Virginia.org.

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VA. State Police continue to monitor the truckers convey

The Truckers convey protesting COVID-19 restrictions started making their way around the Washington DC Capital Beltway on Sun. Mar. 6.

Virginia State Police (VSP) announced that they will continue to monitor the fluid situation for traffic problems.

An increase of authorities will be visible as well as Motor Carrier Safety teams will be in place.

The increase in authorities is an attempt to help keep traffic flowing safely.

Real traffic information and conditions are available at 511virginia.org.

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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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VDOT warning for re-freeze

Traffic Update

The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists to stay on the lookout for icy spots throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

Some areas may have refrozen throughout the night.

Pay special attention to bridges and overpasses.

VDOT continued to treat the roads through last night as needed.

All major interstates through the area were reported clear but minor to moderate winter weather road conditions can still be found on primary and secondary roads throughout the surrounding counties.

For more information on road conditions head to www.511virginia.org or download VDOTs Virginia 511 app.

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