VDOT prepares for winter weather

The soundtrack for most of the country Sunday night was filled with football, commercials and cheering fans. But at the department of transportation the sounds of the Super Bowl were replaced by salt trucks.

"I'm at least going to watch the second half," says Steve Shannon with VDOT. He, like thousands of other workers were spending their Super Bowl Sunday at work. Getting ready for another winter storm.

It is hard to imagine we are gearing up for snow in the midst of temperatures in the 50's.

"Last week I rode my Harley around, it was great," says Shannon.

Impending weather aside, people were still lining up to get their cars washed, sick of the salt.

"We are at 57 degrees right now so maybe we will get lucky," said one car wash customer.

Workers at VDOT aren't banking on luck, though. More than 1,300 crews are on standby ready to treat when snow appears.

As always, stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. Salt trucks will begin treating roads once tracking behind.


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