ROANOKE (WSLS 10) — We’ve warned you about it for days and now it’s finally here. A massive snowstorm has hit Southwest Virginia.
The snow moved into some parts of the NRV as early as 3:00 a.m. on Friday.
This storm has garnered nationwide attention. Today Show meteorologist Dylan Dreyer was in Christiansburg Friday morning. She joined WSLS 10’s Duke Carter live on Virginia Today to talk about the storm and it’s impact on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. She also took the opportunity to school Duke about proper clothing for snow coverage.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has about 2,500 crew members and more than 13,000 pieces of equipment for snow removal statewide, including plows, trucks and spreaders. It has more than 650,000 tons of salt, sand and abrasives available, along with nearly 2 million gallons of liquid salt.
VDOT also has a statewide network of 77 weather sensors in roads and bridges, which allow crews to quicklky identify when and where road surfaces are freezing.
VDOT says it plans to clear interstates and primary roads first, followed by secondary roads, particularly those with heavy traffic.