RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Another round of winter weather is bringing freezing rain to the area. Here are the latest updates from Central Virginia:
Chesterfield has some icy roads this morning. If you need to commute make sure you are giving yourself some extra time. The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising drivers to stay home if possible.
The roads in the Henrico area are really wet and the freezing drizzle shifted to freezing rain around 4 a.m. this morning.
This afternoon, our reporter Kerri O’Brien was in a Short Pump neighborhood checking on road conditions. Main roads are clear but side streets and neighborhoods are completely covered.
The roads are mainly slushy now but if not cleared could become a problem overnight or early in the morning.
Photos from the Short Pump area:
In Richmond, the freezing rain and sleet have lightened up but conditions are changing rapidly.
The following streets are also closed due to the potential for ice build-up:
- Westover Hills Blvd @ Riverside Dr
- Park Dr @ Shirley Ln
- E Byrd St @ S 4th St
- N 23rd St @ E Franklin St
- N 23rd St @ E Grace St
- Whitehead Rd @ Greenbank Rd
- Whitehead Rd @ Derwent Rd
- Magnolia & Rady
- 2nd Street Connector
The Boulevard Bridge also known as the Nickle Bridge is also closed because of winter weather.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has advised drivers to stay home unless travel is essential.
Officials from the City of Richmond tweeted this morning saying “freezing rain is the worst and that is what we are currently experiencing in the City of Richmond. With the ice quickly forming and accumulating on the pavement, driving conditions are dangerous.”