In anticipation of winter weather, VDOT crews say they have prepared primary and some secondary roads throughout the Richmond Metro Area. Tuesday, roughly 2,000 trucks were poised by about noon to put salt and sand on the road.
A VDOT spokesperson says treating roads for this storm could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
"This particular storm is a challenge for us," said Lindsay LeGrand with VDOT. "Over the next couple of days, we're expecting very frigid temperatures and it'll be difficult for us to keep the roads passable because the temperatures will actually refreeze any precipitation that's on the road."
Crews also say gusty winds will make clearing the roads difficult.
"There is the potential for gusty winds," said LaGrand. "And that will reduce visibility on the roadway as well. That potentially also means that we could plow a road and within seconds, if a gust of wind comes, it'll blow snow right back into the road we've just plowed."
VDOT officials say 511 will be the best option for getting information about roads near you.
Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:00:28 GMT
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