VDOT directs $211 million to winter weather prep
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for winter weather with $211 million in staffing, equipment and materials.
The commonwealth has about 128,000 miles of state roads and bridges, and VDOT Chief of Maintenance and Operations Kevin Gregg said preparing for winter weather is a year-round process.
More than 2,500 VDOT crew members and contractors are available for snow removal across the state, according to a VDOT release. The department also has more than 11,300 pieces of snow-removal equipment — including trucks, loaders and motor graders — and 690,000 tons of salt, sand and treated abrasives.
The state also has more than 2.1 million gallons of liquid calcium chloride and salt brine.
During the winter, VDOT recommends monitoring weather forecasts and have a driving plan. For up-to-date traffic information, visit 511virginia.org.
For more information, visit VDOT’s website.
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