VDOT says they’re ready for the season’s winter weather

Posted at 7:22 PM, Nov 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-13 19:22:43-05

The Virginia Department of Transportation is claiming to be ready for winter weather no matter how severe it gets.

Just hours after we saw the first snow flurries of the season in Hampton Roads, VDOT sent out a flurry of information saying their crews are prepared to clear the roads no matter how much snow and ice Virginia gets this winter.

The agency has $157 million set aside for snow removal. That's about $8 million more than last year.

But VDOT claims it will spend whatever it takes to keep the roads clear.

In 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, VDOT spent $200 million each winter.

But Hampton Roads is at the bottom of the list when it comes to the cash. We're set to get just $4.5 million -- less than half of what the Richmond-area gets.