Overnight Snow in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Turns Roads Slippery and Hazardous
Motorists were warned to take extra care in cities including Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News this morning as an overnight snowfall left roads slick and hazardous.
Channel 13 news reported initial estimates found up to four inches of snow fell on Hampton Roads. After the snow stopped falling public Works crews and workers with VDOT went out on the roads, attempting to clear the main streets and highways. A video on the TV station’s website showed roads turning slick in Williamsburg, VA.
Snow is a fairly rare occurrence in Tidewater. As a Virginia Beach car crash lawyer, I am well aware of the chaos it can cause in an area where drivers are unfamiliar with this kind of weather.
While some accidents were reported on Wednesday morning, I did not read about any serious crashes. With the snow lingering, there is still potential for danger. Highway authorities reported very slick road conditions on some highways, making for hazardous driving conditions.
Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination and be particularly careful on bridges and overpasses where ice may linger.
Officials in Newport News officials said their crews were sanding, salting and plowing major roadways with nine spreaders and 17 snow plows.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel has Level 2 wind restrictions, meaning winds have reached 47 MPH. You can check out restrictions on the Bridge-Tunnel Website.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said, as of 5:45 a.m., officers had not responded to many incidents, noting that people seemed to be heeding the warning to stay off the roads.
In conditions like this the best advice you can take is don’t go out on the roads unless you really have to. If you have been injured in an accident, call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com.