RICHMOND (WRIC) - The rain has picked up
since earlier Sunday and VDOT says they're obviously going to continue to
monitor conditions, but they're relatively pleased, saying things could have
been much worse.
For the past few days, crews
have been treating roads with a solution to help keep freezing rain from
sticking to the ground.
Officials say they haven't
seen many accidents today at all as the roads have been pretty clear and many
drivers have stayed at home.
The accidents they have
seen have been in the northern and western parts of Central Virginia toward Goochland,
VDOT has 80 trucks on
standby ready to go if conditions get any worse but so far officials say it
looks like they've lucked out.
"It really could have been
a mess out there," says VDOT spokesperson Lindsey LeGrande. "With a couple of
degrees lower, we really could have had a huge ice storm here so we're really
thankful that this storm kind of went in our favor."