Can I Do My Job???

By: Donald Robinson
By: Donald Robinson

The job of a VDOT driver is not easy; you have to deal with several factors that could affect how you do your job. And a lot of times the biggest hurdle is other vehicles.

Jamey Peterson is a driver for VDOT. He says days like today are the worst.

Peterson says it's hard to stay on top of the job when snow is constantly falling. It's even harder when other vehicles pass him on a snowy, icy road at 55 to 60 miles per hour.

"If we can't do our job and get the roads clear due to traffic," said Peterson, "then they have to suffer the consequences and that's either wreaking or driving into a ditch and getting stuck."

While TV3 was out with Peterson on I-81, we saw about ten cars or trucks stuck and one tractor-trailer on its side. State police are advising that you only go out in an emergency.

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