Untreated roads will freeze overnight; conditions may change quickly

Posted at 8:02 PM, Dec 09, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. -- As light to moderate snow wraps up Saturday evening, untreated water on the roads will freeze by Sunday morning when temps dive into the mid and upper 20s, according to the CBS 6 Weather Authority.

Accordingly, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) officials said crews are continuing to treat and monitor the roads in rotating 12-hour shifts.

As of Saturday evening, VDOT officials said roads in the Richmond region were currently in clear to minor condition. That means drivers could find some icy patches on portions of the roads. Officials said interstate and primary routes are clear, but that there is some slush on secondary roads.

"Road conditions may change quickly as temperatures drop this afternoon and into tonight, so drivers should continue to limit travel if possible," officials said. "There is added potential for wet areas on the roadway to refreeze overnight."

Officials urged drivers to use extra caution and leave additional space between vehicles.

VDOT said crews will give extra focus to bridges, ramps and overpasses as they continue to treat roads with salt and sand.



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