VDOT Responds To Lack Of Snow

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

Across the Valley neighbors were preparing for snow that, for most of the area, never came.

Most likely no one was more prepared than VDOT.

When we spoke with the agency Friday, we were told that were ready to go for bad snow on the highways. VDOT sent crews out at 8 p.m. to put chemicals on the road.

A spokesperson said that's all they needed to do. All the preparation they did for heavy pushing only served to get them ready for the next storm.

"I think it was just good luck," said Staunton District Administrator Randy Kiser. "I know the storm was originally predicting up to three to four inches and we were prepared to accommodate that type of snow event. This turned out not to actually accumulate as much as the original forecast predicted."

VDOT crews say this winter is only just beginning. They're expecting the next time they'll be out on snow covered roads to be New Year's Day.

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