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VDOT: Interstates and primary roads clear

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

VDOT crews continue working to clear roads from Thursday night's snowstorm.

The interstates and primary roads were clear in time for the morning commute, according to VDOT. VDOT plows, along with contractors, worked through the night to clear them of snow and slush. However, slush and icy conditions still exist on secondary roads and in some neighborhoods, VDOT warned.

VDOT crews were still working to spread sand and salt on roads Friday to help drivers gain traction and to melt the remaining snow and ice. Crews are focusing on removing slush and ice from the shoulders on interstates and primary routes to allow for proper road drainage, VDOT said. The agency hoped to have the majority of state-maintained routes cleared before sundown, so wet and slushy areas wouldn't re-freeze.

Crews have started pothole patching, as needed, and will continue to do so throughout today and the weekend.

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