There has been plenty of cold and icy weather in Hampton Roads so far this year but Tidewater has avoided the snow seen in many other areas – until now.
The forecast is for several inches of snow to fall on Tuesday afternoon, which could cause a messy commute home from the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, the Peninsula and the rest of Hampton Roads.
WAVY.com reported on how winter Storm warnings were issued around 4 a.m. Tuesday ahead of the expected storm. The now is expected to start faling in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas around 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Virginia Department of Transportation has had crews out on roadways across Tidewater. WAVY reported on how crews were pretreating roadways on Interstate 64 from Interstate 295 to Mallory Street in Hampton on the Peninsula as well as on highly traveled interstates in the Southside and Smithfield.
The pretreatment will include chemicals which prevent a bond forming between the surface and the snow and ice.
Bear in mind many roads – particularly smaller ones – will be untreated and slippery. When snow falls in Hampton Roads, drivers who seldom drive in snow often experience difficulties and there is a spate of accidents. Drive with care and watch Cooper Hurley’s video on bad weather driving.
If you are involved and hurt in an accident caused by a driver who loses control in snow or ice, call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com