Watch for refreeze tonight on roadways in portions of Virginia

Motorists should use caution and be aware of the potential for black ice.

RICHMOND, Va. – A wintry mix of rain and freezing rain continues today and starts to move out of the Commonwealth this evening. Motorists should remain alert to roadway conditions as lower temperatures tonight through tomorrow morning could cause wet roads to refreeze in areas west of Interstate 95 in Virginia, especially on bridges and elevated surfaces.

Wintry precipitation has begun to taper off from southwestern Virginia to the northeastern part of the state, until approximately 2 a.m. Temperatures are forecasted to drop beginning around 8 p.m. in the Shenandoah Valley through 4 a.m. in the northern and southwestern areas of the Commonwealth. Virginia Department of Transportation crews will monitor roads overnight and treat areas should icy conditions develop. 

Motorists should use caution, if travel is necessary.

Safety Information and Travel Resources

  • Damp surfaces on bridges, overpasses and ramps are more likely to become icy because they are elevated and have lower surface temperatures.
  • Prior to travel, view the latest road and traffic conditions at 511virginia.org or by calling 511 or viewing the 511 Virginia mobile app.
  • Motorists should plan to reduce speed and increase following/braking distance.
  • For questions or to report hazardous road conditions, motorists can contact VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center by visiting my.vdot.virginia.gov or calling 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).

  • For more about winter weather travel and VDOT’s  preparation and response, visit VDOT’s winter weather page.

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Last updated: July 11, 2024

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