Road crews on stand-by during snow, rain

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — We’re on your side letting you know how localities prepared for the wintry mix Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Tuesday evening in Norfolk, there was just a heavy rain, but around 6 p.m. that rain transitioned into snow in Hampton.

10 On Your Side called the seven cities in Hampton Roads and many Public Works Departments said it was a challenging weather system to prepare for because of the rain. A lot of localities were not able to pre-treat the roads with brine because the rain would have just washed it away.

Public Works crews are on stand-by through the evening to treat bridges and overpasses or any trouble spots. These are the areas you will want to look out for in the morning.

“Maintain safe following distance, be very very careful on bridges and overpasses because in the early morning hours around four or five when the temperatures are still low, they freeze and you can’t always see that there are slick spots on the road,” said Janeen White with Norfolk Public Works. “I would advise everyone to be careful and use a huge amount of caution.”

WAVY.com also checked in with VDOT and NCDOT and both organizations have crews on interstates monitoring conditions if the roads get icy.

So far, only one local school district has a a delay for Wednesday morning — Currituck County Schools are on a two-hour delay. For the latest list of closings and delays, click here.

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