How your city prepares for snow

Posted at 9:07 AM, Feb 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-24 09:07:17-05

Norfolk, Va. – As Hampton Roads awaits another snow storm, the cities of Hampton Roads and VDOT prepare the roads to ease any complications.

Public Works employees and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have been working to prepare and treat the roads for future snowfall.

According to Chesapeake’s Public Works Snow Plan, roads are organized into different road classifications that indicate the importance of clearing the road. Before the snow, crews apply brine to emergency roads, primary roads, and select bridges. As snowfall begins, a mixture of salt and sand is spread on top of the light snow and ice.

Plowing is not used unless accumulation is predicted to be over 2 inches in a 36-hour period. In addition, crews do not plow residential roads due to the size of the equipment and for safety concerns.

To know more about your city’s road classifications and snow plan, go to your city’s official website to stay updated.

By Katie Vu, WTKR Intern