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Road conditions after the snow storm

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Secondary roads, like ones in Shockoe Bottom, are next to be plowed after a weekend snow storm. VDOT crews have been busy clearing snow on primary roads while residents have been wondering when crews will get to their neighborhood next.

"When it comes to the vicinity of the major roads in between Main and Broad I thought they would have come in and done something by now," said Richmond resident, Paul Zayas.

As temperatures dip, snow on roadways can freeze causing more work for VDOT crews. Their workload this season matches Triple A's. They received a record breaking 1,100 hundred calls in one hour Monday. They hope drivers keep in mind a few things while there's still snow on the ground.

"Have a winter roadside kit in your car," suggested Triple A spokesperson, Windy Van Curen. "Have things such as a blanket, bottled water, cell phone with extra batteries, flashlight, flares, reflective triangles. Just be prepared for a wait in case you get stuck."

Cars stuck have been the majority of calls received by the Virginia State Police. They've received more than 16,000 calls for service statewide. Here in Richmond they've received more than 3,000 calls. 822 were for disabled vehicles while 655 were for crashes. That's in just a 36 hour period.

While there is still snow and ice  on the ground drivers are reminded not to go out on the roads unless necessary.

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