Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Weather Advisory

   January 28, 2014
   Brenda Roberts

   Winter Weather Advisory

Dear Friends, 


Please be aware that winter weather is expected to impact Hampton Roads this afternoon and through tomorrow.


The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for 4 PM Tuesday until 4 PM Wednesday with six to twelve inches of snow forecast.  Extremely cold temperatures will move into the state and last through Friday.


The following information should help you prepare for the storm.




Currently, crews are treating interstates and primary roads with salt brine or anti-icing chemicals.  Crews will be out in force overnight and through the duration of the storm, treating icy roads and plowing snow.  


During the storm, motorists should avoid driving on the roads. About 70 percent of deaths related to ice and snow occur in automobiles.  


Winter weather driving tips and other preparations:


·    Monitor your local news sources for the latest weather conditions

·    Prepare your car for winter driving conditions, including having an emergency kit in your car

·    Prepare your home for winter weather conditions in case of power outages ·    Before getting behind the wheel, call 511, go to www.511virginia.org or download the 511 mobile app to get the latest road condition information

·    You can also call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623)to  report road hazards or ask road-related questions at VDOT's 24-hour Customer Service Center

·    When driving, give yourself extra time to reach your destination, leave plenty of driving room between you and the vehicle ahead and slow down.


Road priorities and neighborhood snow plow tracker


VDOT's goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a winter storm ends.


Crews first begin clearing roads with the highest traffic volumes - interstates and primary roads and then major secondary roads followed by subdivision streets. 


A statewide network of 77 weather sensors in roadways and bridges, plus 16 mobile video data platforms, allows crews to quickly identify when and where road surfaces might be freezing.


For Virginia Beach Police's non-emergency line, please call (757)385-5000


Please be safe out there!



Scott Taylor


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