Two Inches Of Snow Expected In Richmond Area - 8NEWS - WRIC | News Where You Live

Snow Falls Across Central Virginia

Parts of Virginia are under a winter weather advisory until noon Monday. One to three inches of snow is likely in many areas, though much of that accumulation has already melted.

The advisory covers Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Petersburg, and surrounding cities and counties. In the metro Richmond area, snow could accumulate up to two inches, with slightly more north of Rt. 360.

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FROM VDOT:

According to weather forecasts, the Richmond region can expect snow this morning with potentially 1-4 inches accumulation in a fast-moving storm. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its contractors mobilized equipment and loaded trucks with road treatment materials this morning. Since this storm is expected to begin as a rain/snow mix for the region, anti-icing chemicals cannot be applied ahead of time. VDOT will continue to monitor the track of this storm and adjust resources as needed.

VDOT offers the following tips for driving in winter weather:

  • Postpone unnecessary travel until conditions improve. If you must drive, know the current road conditions and weather forecasts.
  • Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Be aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, overpasses and shady spots. Also, if there is heavy snow, ice or high winds, be alert to potential driving hazards including downed branches, trees and power lines.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and snowplows.
  • Do not pass a snowplow unless it is absolutely necessary. Remember, the plow is clearing a path for you.
  • Only call #77 and 911 for emergencies.

 

For the latest on road conditions and traffic during winter storms or any day of the year, call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org. For more information about VDOT's snow efforts and to find winter driving tips and other information, visit www.VirginiaDOT.org.

For overall winter weather information, VDOT's Web site includes frequently asked questions, driving tips and tools for motorists to learn more about VDOT's winter preparedness at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.

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