Crashes disrupt morning commute: VDOT now reports improving roads

By Andy Jenks - bio | email

Posted by Terry Alexander - email

HENRICO , VA (WWBT) - Conditions are improving on the major roadways. But VDOT is warning that another treacherous commute is possible Tuesday.

Monday morning, Triple-A took seven hundred forty roadside assistance calls. State police were on the scene of 370 crashes, 38 with injuries. At one point, there were more accidents than troopers available.

"It's just a matter that we have to prioritize those calls and crashes where interstates are closed or there's hazardous materials or there's injuries involved. We have to address those first. But we never neglect a call," said Virginia State Police Sgt. Tom Cunningham.

By the early afternoon, the conditions began to change. VDOT reported improvements, mostly on interstates and primary roads, which get top priority.

"They don't look too bad, they passable. I got the four wheel drive. So it's all right!" said motorist Damani Ryan.

The work is not over, though. It could take up to 48 hours for all secondary state highways to be cleared. Local roads could take longer.

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