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Road conditions worsen as snow continues to fall


Though it took awhile to show up, the snow arrived just in time for the evening commute Tuesday.

From there it didn't quit, falling for nearly seven hours. 911 calls began flooding local police stations and reports of car crashes skyrocketed.

Henrico resident Shawn Ryan braved the weather around dinner time when the roads weren't too bad.  

"I'll drive slowly and brake a little sooner before I get to an intersection. Otherwise, I'll pay as much attention as possible to the road!" He said.

The big concern for drivers were the wind gusts that clocked in around 25 miles per hour. Those gusts pushed snow from the side of the road onto the roadways, decreasing visibility for drivers.

Nearly 2,000 VDOT crews continue to clear interstates and primary roads and a VDOT spokeswoman says, after the snow tapers off and the major roads are cleared, VDOT will work on secondary and residential roads. 

Still, even after the snow stops the work doesn't. VDOT warns that as temperatures drop overnight, slick spots will turn to ice. VDOT urges folks to stay home.

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