Virginia gov orders more snow removal equipment
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Friday ordered the state's Department of Transportation to send additional equipment to assist with snow removal in Northern Virginia.
McDonnell said VDOT had made significant progress, making one pass through about 90 percent of its 9,000 lane miles of subdivision streets in Northern Virginia following last weekend's snow storm. He said 875 lane miles were unplowed when the second storm hit Tuesday.
As of Friday afternoon, VDOT estimated that approximately two-thirds of the 875 remaining subdivision lane miles have been made passable. Crews plan to revisit all northern Virginia subdivision streets by Sunday night to ensure that they are passable for traffic.
Interstate roads are said to be cleared down to the pavement, but crews continue to haul snow from shoulders and ramp areas.
Residents seeking to report dangerous conditions on neighborhood streets should send the address, subdivision and county to firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also call 703-383-VDOT (8368) or 1-800-367-ROAD (7623).
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| February 12, 2010; 5:38 PM ET
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