Know Before You Go! Virginia State Police gives tips to motorists ahead of Winter storm

Virginia News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Winter weather is forecasted to move into Central Virginia early Sunday morning.

And Virginia State Police is asking Virginians to avoid traveling during the storm.

VSP said they are prepared for the winter weather. They’ll have troopers on patrol to respond to any traffic crashes, emergencies and disabled motorists.

If someone has to travel during the storm, check road conditions on VDOT’s website or through their VDOT 511 app.

Before getting on the road, authorities said to clear all snow and ice from the roof, trunk, hood and windows of the vehicle.

Also, VSP is asking motorists to drive appropriately for the slick road conditions. They said to slow down and to maintain a safe distance between other vehicles.

More tips from the Virginia State Police:

  • Use headlights
  • Wear a seatbelt
  • Avoid distractions

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