VDOT crews treat roads ahead of wintry precipitation

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Transportation said crews began treating roads this morning in preparation for a possible wintry mix overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.

VDOT spokeswoman Marshall Herman told WAVY.com, “this morning we started pre-treating interstate routes up and down the Southside and the Peninsula. That way it’ll prevent ice from bonding to the pavement.”

She went on to say overnight crews will be on the lookout for precipitation, and if any accumulates, they will be ready to treat roads with sand, salt and plow.

Drivers should be cautious with the Wednesday morning commute, Herman said.

“This is starting in the early morning hours when the temperature is a bit colder. [Drivers] still need to be careful when they go out there and watch out,” she said. “The icy patches that can form on the road aren’t easy to see, so we do recommend people still use caution while they’re driving.”

VDOT crews are on the job and will be watching out for those patches to treat them.

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