Unless you’re dealing with an emergency, you should stay home—that’s the word from the Virginia Dept. of Transportation.
WDBJ-7’s been monitoring conditions on Interstate 81. Traffic was moving at about 45m.p.h.
This latest snowfall is different from the last one. It’s more powdery compared to the slushy stuff last time.
We spoke with a number of motorists about their experiences.
Dale Webb and his wife Judy were braving conditions with their son. “It's been pretty tough. We were coming down the hill--put your brakes on and it slides so it's a lot more slippery than people anticipate. And so what are you doing to stay safe? Going back home (laughter)”, he said.
“(The other drivers are) driving a little too fast. They're not giving enough room between them and the other person,” said Mrs. Webb.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews plan to be out on the Interstate until the snow stops. They say you should be aware of any black ice that forms.