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Charlottesville Road Conditions Update

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Depending on where you live really can make the difference between a clear road and one covered in ice and snow but thanks to Mother Nature and lessons learned in December, things aren't looking all that bad.

For the most part people we talked to say they are happy with how the Virginia Department of Transportation and the City of Charlottesville handled the cleanup of this weekend's storm. All primary roads in central Virginia are clear of snow and ice. VDOT is still working on secondary roads - but they are passable.

In Charlottesville public works crews relied on the sun to melt away snow on the side streets and then cleared away what was left.

Although the storm was different from six weeks ago, drivers gave crews high marks.

Driver Courtney Smith stated, "We thought they did a great job this time. It was handled quickly and our street was clean the first day. They did a great job."

Driver Brigitte Rau said, "Oh, so much better. The roads are open. It's almost dried up even. I'm very happy."

The city says crews learned lessons from the previous storm and pre-salted city streets. Also - there were no abandoned cars on the roads. The city says it has been helpful that the storms have hit on the weekend, meaning there were fewer people out. But it hurts financially because all crews are working on overtime.

Reported by Henry Graff
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