VDOT Reacts to Weather Event

By: Meg Gatto Email
By: Meg Gatto Email

VDOT officials are saying the Valley dodged a bullet for the most part. Many say this storm could have been a lot worse.

VDOT snow plows and salt trucks were on standby Friday for the expected ice event and many salt trucks did make their way out to major roads to clear the way for motorists.

VDOT manager Timmy Fitzgerald says a recent incident in Northern Virginia where motorists got stuck on a bridge that froze for eight hours changed the way they prepared for this storm.

He says, "It did bring to light the need to have a good plan and be prepared for things that happen and be prepared for things that happen unexpectedly. We are looking and it gives us an opportunity to re-look at our snow plans."

Fitzgerald believes his crew was adequately prepared for the weather event today and will continue to be for future events.

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