VDOT warns drivers to avoid I-64 west of Richmond

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jan 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-03 13:54:32-05

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. -- The Virginia Department of Transportation has advised drivers to avoid Interstate 64 between Goochland and Charlottesville, Virginia.

"Fallen trees are preventing snowplows from clearing the interstate from Exit 124 at Pantops through Goochland County," a spokesperson advised. "The crews are using heavy equipment to cut the trees and remove them from the interstate, but high winds continue to fell trees, making for dangerous conditions for the crews and impeding the progress of snowplows to clear snow from the highway."

VDOT warned drivers to delay non-essential travel until the storm passes and roads are clear.

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