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VDOT Urges Caution Due To Slick Roads

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RICHMOND, VA—Crews with The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continue to clear snow from the roads across Central Virginia.

Interstates are wet but clear, with most other roads presenting slick driving conditions, according to VDOT.

Crews applied sand and salt to area roadways late Wednesday and early Thursday in an effort to provide traction and melt the snow and ice that's falling.

VDOT and its contractors began applying anti-icing treatment to bridges and overpasses along major routes Wednesday to prevent snow from bonding with the pavement.

Drivers are encouraged to use caution, particularly on bridges and overpasses. During a winter storm, bridges and overpasses tend to freeze before the road surface.

Ice and snow can still produce hazardous driving conditions, even when roads are treated.

VDOT crews will remain on duty throughout Thursday, first addressing primary roads and then shifting resources to secondary roads.

Drivers are encouraged to check VDOT's 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before traveling. The website is updated in real time with weather and road conditions for all highways in Virginia. Once on the road, VDOT's 511 mobile app provides real-time traffic and weather information for both iPhone and Android platforms. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.

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