Showing posts from February 19, 2012

City Urges Residents to Remain Off Roadways

City of Richmond snow plows are currently focusing their snow treatment and removal efforts on primary routes, bridges, and hills. To aid this work effort and avoid hazardous driving conditions, residents are asked to remain inside and not travel on city streets. If it becomes absolutely necessary to travel under these conditions, then please consider the following suggestions: • If you do have to drive, drive cautiously and decrease speed; • Have a full tank of gas; • Completely clear snow and ice from your vehicle before driving; • Have a cell phone with a full charge with you; • Have cold weather items, such as coats and blankets in your vehicle; • Be cautious and aware of children that may be playing in the snow and pedestrians; • Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake; • Increase distance between you and the vehicle in front of you; • Remember overpasses freeze before surface roads and ice may form on the brid