VDOT Crews Prep For Storm

Pre-Treatment Will Wrap Up Tonight
Snowy scene
Snowy scene Photo credit Jeff Stapleton, WRVA

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. – VDOT Richmond District crews are on the move and preparing for expected winter weather Sunday.

Crews are pretreating all interstates and major primary routes in the Richmond District, where weather is forecasted to begin as snow rather than rain. Routes will be treated with saltwater brine to reduce the chance of ice bonding with pavement. Pretreatment began in some areas Thursday and will be complete by Friday evening.

“The forecast is still changing rapidly, but we are hard at work pretreating our routes and loading up our equipment. All of our supplies – fuel, salt, sand – are in good shape and we are prepared for whatever this storm may bring,” said Gary Jennings, Acting Richmond District Maintenance Engineer. “VDOT is dedicated to the safety of travelers and will work hard to address any hazardous conditions such as ice, accumulating snow and falling trees.”

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