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VDOT Prepares For Snow Storm

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - VDOT crews in Central Virginia say they're ready to go and so are drivers for the second week in a row.

"You just have to kinda deal with it, that's all," says driver Robert Marshall.

Throughout the day, VDOT and its contractors filled trucks with salt and sand, secured plows and are on standby yet again - just days after the last storm.

"We did get the weekend to rest thankfully," says spokesperson Lindsey LeGrand. "So most of our crews are rested and ready to go."

Having back to back snow storms does presents its challenges, but there are some advantages to it as well

VDOT says some of that white residue seen on the streets from last week's storm is actually still working. It should help keep some of the roads less slick.

VDOT says they have put aside $10 million for this snow season in Richmond. After this storm, they'll have gone through half of that.

Salt supplies are dwindling, but they expect it not to be an issue for this storm.

"We will continue to replenish materials as needed. Of course our first priority is to keep roads passable as safe as possible."

Crews will head out treating the roads as soon as snow starts to fall.

VDOT also reminds drivers to be careful. 

"I feel safe driving on the road," says driver Kay Akinmukomi. "It's really the others that don't drive safe but other than that I'm comfortable with it."

 

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