VDOT works to clear roads from snow

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been working since Sunday morning to clear the roads of snow from a weekend storm.

Road conditions were looking better as temperatures began warming up Monday.

By late morning Monday, VDOT shifted attention to the secondary and back roads.

VDOT said the sunlight and warmer temperatures will help the secondary roads get more clear.

Officials also said the northward turn the snowstorm took dumped more snow on the area than anticipated, but this was not a problem.

Will Merritt from VDOT said during the winter season, they have enough flexibility to add plow trucks as needed.

"As this storm took the northward shift, we were able to upgrade our response to get more trucks out on the road to continue plowing and treating roads," said Merritt.

Residents also noticed clear roads Monday morning.

"We walked around downtown last night and it was beautiful while it was still snowing. But I'm surprised by how much they've done this morning," Charlottesville resident Dustin Groves said.

VDOT expects most roads to be clear by the end of the day Monday.

Officials also said some roads will have patches of snow into Monday night and they are concerned that as temperatures drop, those patches could refreeze into ice.

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