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VDOT rerouted to starting line with 2nd round of snow

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The roads have been downright dangerous over the last two days. State police report more than 1,300 crashes across the Commonwealth from Wednesday into Thursday. Troopers responded to more than 600 vehicles either wrecked or sidelined, in the Richmond area alone.

VDOT crews continue to work around the clock, cleaning up after the second day of big snow. Main roads are clearing up, as of Thursday night. However, there are still many streets covered with snow and slush. Thursday afternoon, VDOT rerouted plows back to the main highways. Officials say the afternoon rain helped clear Wednesday's aftermath. However, the heavy late afternoon snow put plows back at the starting line.

"You have to drive slow, very slow… because you're going to hit something," cautioned Duong Nguyen, who made a trip to a nearby grocery store Thursday evening.

VDOT reports that side streets are still in severe condition, with snow and slush likely icing over if temperatures fall below zero, early morning.

VDOT's goal is to have all roads passable within 48 hours of the storm's end. For a VDOT plowing update in a specific area, call 1-800-367-7623.

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