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Another swipe of wintry weather could create morning delays

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Another fast-moving winter storm is forecast to sweep across Central Virginia early Wednesday morning and motorists should anticipate some slippery conditions on the region’s highways. While no significant accumulation is expected the snow, coupled with air and pavement temperatures near freezing, will likely cause some slick spots on area roads.

Motorists who are planning to travel early Wednesday morning should check the weather and road conditions before they leave and allow extra time for their trip. Slick conditions are most likely on secondary roads, roads at higher elevations, the mountain crossings and on ramps, bridges and overpasses.

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will be on duty overnight to treat roadways once the snow begins. They will treat roads with sand and salt to improve traction and speed the melting process. Crews will focus their efforts first on the interstates and primary highways and move to secondary roads, which are numbered 600 and above, as conditions warrant.