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Rockbridge deals with snow

Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 5:09 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) - Crews were at work in Lexington clearing roads Monday, but that didn’t mean things went smoothly on the roads.

“It’s been really crazy,” said Nichole Noe at Auto Towing & Repair. “We’ve been really busy and the phones have been ringing off the hook.”

In their Lexington office, Noe has been handling calls for four drivers, out pulling people back onto the road.

“We’ve had – eight, nine – about ten to twelve so far today,” she said, flipping through the paperwork.

“They were able to do a fairly decent job,” VDOT Staunton District Communications Manager Sandy Myers said of the crews out plowing. “I think by noon, a lot of the roads were actually down to bare pavement.”

VDOT had more than 700 trucks out in the Staunton District, and with the help of the storm breaking, traffic was moving easily on 81.

Myers said, “When the snow started to taper off around ten o’clock or eleven o’clock this morning, the crews were able to catch up and really get the pavement down to bare pavement on the interstate and on a lot of the primary roads.”

Which will be a relief for the tow companies.

“I wasn’t prepared at all,” Noe admitted. “I was used to the 60-degree weather we’ve been having. I didn’t think it would stick.”

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