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Snow storm creating travel problems in Richmond

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) --  The weather has already impacted weekend travel plans. At Richmond International Airport dozens of flights are canceled for Saturday,  and Jet Blue has canceled its full Saturday schedule.

Road crews are also ready for the big storm.

VDOT workers have already been around pre-treating roads in preparation for the anticipated snowfall.

But still they urge drivers to slow down while driving through the snow. Their number one priority is safety.

VDOT is responsible for maintaining all state roads and even though they've already put salt and sand down, they remind drivers safety is in their own hands.

During the last snow storm in March of this year, Virginia State Police reports that there were 604 crashes and 47 of those crashes involved some type of injury.

As a reminder, keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you and obviously don't go out on the roads once the storm hits unless you have to.

VDOT will do everything possible to have the roads clear once the storm has passed.

"Safety is our number one concern so we're going to do whatever is necessary to make sure we have enough money and resources to be able to respond," said VDOT Spokesperson, Taya Jarman.

If you are heading out of town for the holidays you'll want to call 5-1-1 for up to date information about accidents and road maintenance.

If you are catching a flight somewhere you'll want to check the website www.flyrichmond.com. There you'll find information about flight cancellations and delays.

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