VDOT Preparing for Tuesday's Storm

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Virginia's Department of Transportation is already preparing for Tuesday's winter storm.

Workers with VDOT will be among the first to know when an accident happens and will be able to dispatch safety patrols.

VDOT said it will pre-treat the roads and have plows and salt trucks ready as soon as the first flakes drop.

Close to 200 trucks will cover Staunton and 11 surrounding counties.

"There will be places where people will slide off the road surface, we do caution people to use extreme caution, to be watching out for icy patches, and for the most part, they heed those warnings," said VDOT Spokesman Ken Slack.

VDOT officials plan to keep in contact with state police and winter road crews to help keep roads safe.

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