CULPEPPER, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia Department of Transportation crews are taking on the roads Saturday afternoon to prepare for the winter storm that'll hit the area overnight into Sunday morning.
VDOT anticipates road conditions to deteriorate overnight, but the agency will have crews treating the roads.
Snowplows will spread a mix of sand and salt to improve traction and help melt the precipitation as it falls.
Once snow accumulates about two inches, the plows will begin pushing the slush off the roadways.
VDOT crews will work overnight and all day to clear roads, beginning with interstates and primary highways.
They'll then shift to secondary roads and neighborhoods once the main roads are passable.
Drivers are urged to avoid travel during the storm because it can interfere with snow-clearing operations and emergency services.
Additional information about the current roads in Charlottesville and the state can be found in the link the Related Links box.