VDOT pre-treating interstates in Hampton Roads ahead of Friday snow

Posted at 11:10 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 23:04:35-05

Hampton Roads, Va. - Virginia Department of Transportation crews started pre-treating interstates in Hampton Roads on Thursday ahead of a predicted snowfall for the area on Friday.

Crews began the pre-treatment on Thursday morning and will continue to monitor the road surfaces as temperatures start to fall.

VDOT Hampton Roads restocked its snow removal materials, including salt, abrasives and brine, following the late January wintry mix and capacity is sufficient to address the next round of snow.

VDOT crews will continue to monitor pavement conditions after any snowfall to check for pavement that could possibly refreeze Friday night and throughout the weekend. Motorists are encouraged to watch their speed and allow for plenty of braking distance if they must travel during these conditions.

According to NewsChannel 3 Meteorologist Myles Henderson, the snow is expected to start around Noon on Friday and will last until just after sunset. We could see accumulation from a dusting to 0.5” in Hampton Roads and 0.5” to near 1” in Northeastern North Carolina.

Click here to read more of Myles' First Warning Forecast.