VDOT asking motorists to hold off non-essential travel due to icy conditions

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Office of Transportation is warning motorists about the likelihood of slick highway circumstances this morning.

VDOT claimed folks should postpone non-important vacation right up until temperatures increase above freezing afterwards this early morning.

VDOT crews explained they have cleared most Central Virginia streets following Sunday’s wintry mix but overnight temperatures could have brought on black ice. Crews have been on duty right away to answer to any reviews of icy circumstances, the transportation agency explained.

All those who ought to vacation early Monday morning really should:

  • Generate for the ailments by lessening speed and raising pursuing distance
  • Be specially careful when traveling on bridges, overpasses and ramps. Ice will kind extra promptly on these surfaces due to the fact air can circulate previously mentioned and below the area of the highway, causing the temperature to fall additional speedily. Ice may also be much more probable to type in shaded places, on roadways carrying lighter targeted traffic volumes, and along hills and curves.
  • Use VDOT’s free of charge 511 applications to obtain out about highway conditions along the route.

If you will need to report dangerous the VDOT’s Purchaser Support Centre is open 24 hrs a working day. Phone 1-800-FOR-Street (367-7623) or call us on the web at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.