VDOT warns drivers to use caution in storm

Posted at 3:22 PM, Mar 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-05 17:38:57-05

VDOT is warning drivers to use caution on the roads as bad weather moves into the region.

While minimal accumulation is expected, slick roads remain a risk.

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Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey says rain could be heavy at times as it moves in tonight with totals of  3/4 inch to 1.5 inches rain. We could see a brief changeover to snow showers late Wednesday night and early Thursday with little, if any, accumulation expected. Expect gusty winds over the next few days with the potential for some minor coastal flooding.

VDOT says it will not pre-treat roadways since the storm is expected to begin as rain. The department will be monitoring road conditions 24 hours a day from the VDOT Transportation Operations Center in Virginia Beach.

Pothole patching activities across the region will continue as weather permits, and VDOT has alerted emergency pothole contractors and TAMS contractors to be prepared should any additional patching emergencies occur.