Slick Roads In Virginia

December 16, 2020 - 1:32 pm
Winter storm preparations underway



Richmond, VA _  Virginia State Police are responding to numerous crashes west and north of metro Richmond where icy wet roads are leading to slick driving conditions.

The Virginia National Guard, meanwhile, has staged approximately 60 Soldiers and 20 vehicles for state emergency support duty in the northwest area of the state and they are ready to assist local and state emergency agencies respond to potential impacts from heavy snow along the I-81 and I-66 corridors. Expected missions for the VNG include using Humvees and light/medium tactical trucks to provide transportation for first responders through deep snow or help evacuate citizens in need of shelter as well as providing debris reduction teams with chain saws to help clear roads if needed.