VDOT and State Police continue their response to winter blast

RICHMOND, (WWBT) – Road conditions continue to improve across the Commonwealth as VDOT crews take advantage of Sunday's clear skies and above freezing temperatures.

While most interstates and primary roads have been cleared, VDOT urges motorists to use caution as travel remains hazardous in many areas.

VDOT crews first focus efforts on the roads that carry the most traffic, but will then treat secondary roads and subdivision streets.

Along with snow totals, downed trees, power outages, and flooding are causing additional challenges.

Those hazards have also impacted hundreds of motorists, keeping State Police busy.

Since Friday troopers have responded to about 4800 calls for service state-wide.

Of those more than 1700 have resulted in injuries or property damage.

As temperatures drop again this evening, drivers can expect more icy conditions especially on bridges and overpasses.

VDOT officials remind drivers to take it slow as they venture out and review road conditions before leaving home.

For the latest travel information you can check online at www.511Virginia.org or simply call 511.

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