VDOT crews in the Shenandoah Valley have begun around-the-clock staffing for the winter storm that is expected to bring icy conditions through early Monday.
Anti-icing operations took place Saturday throughout the Staunton District with a focus on interstates and primary roads, as well as some high-traffic secondary routes. VDOT has coordinated with tree-removal crews, power companies and local wrecker services to ensure that all resources will be ready to quickly respond to icy conditions.
VDOT advises citizens to avoid travel today if possible, and to prepare for the possibility of power outages. Drivers are advised that if a traffic signal loses power, the intersection is treated as a four-way stop. Monitor Virginia’s 511 system for updates on road conditions and incidents.