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VDOT Preparing for Winter Weather

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Road crews are wasting no time getting ahead of this storm. Trucks will head out Monday night to prepare. Pre-treating is of extra importance, since the snow will hit when so many people are already at work.

Appollonia Barth is preparing for snow, but her biggest plan is to stay inside.

"Those who are out there in it, be safe, and those who don't have to go out, then don't go out in it," Appollonia Barth said.

As thousands make their way home Tuesday afternoon, VDOT crews will be out in full force to insure that you make it to your destination safely.

"The roads will probably be pretty icy tomorrow afternoon for the commute, especially overnight and even in the early morning hours of Wednesday morning," said Lindsay LaGrand for VDOT.

LaGrand says its important that drivers be mindful of those crews out treating roads. Don't get too close. While it may seem obvious, if you find a road that has not been treated, then don't drive on it. Also give yourself more time to get to and from your destinations.

Veronica Wall will be at work while the snow is falling, but she's already prepared. Co-workers will put salt down on the walkways tonight. she hopes others make similar preparations.

"I hope everybody drives safe, put the salt down grab salt put salt in your car if you need," Wall said.

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