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Staunton VDOT Crews Head to VA Coast

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On Saturday, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews from the Shenandoah Valley headed to the Virginia coast to prepare for Hurricane Sandy.

Two crews from the Staunton district took off to Hampton Roads Saturday afternoon. They will wait out the storm and assist with road repairs and recovery once the storm moves out of the low-lying coastal communities.

Sandy Myers, with the VDOT Staunton district, said, "They're being pre-positioned in the Hampton Roads area and it's very important to pre-position people before the storm gets here. Once the storm hits, they are going to be in shelter but as soon as the storm leaves when it's safe to go out, they are going to go out and then coordinate with staff there."

VDOT says it's critical to have crews in place in parts of the commonwealth where the worst storm surge and wind damage are expected to hamper transportation.

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