WVDOH is gearing up for the bright winter ahead; transport officials give driving advice


MOUNDSVILLE, W. Va. (WTRF) – West Virginia’s freeway division is already gearing up for another harsh winter.

This is the time of year when they perform vacuum tests and in-depth inspections of all their equipment.

They are doing it now, so something isn’t wrong in the middle of a snowstorm, like a bursting tire, and when the time comes, the highways department will be ready to go on snow-covered roads, especially busy highways. .

During their release this winter, DOH spokesperson Tony Clark reminds you to keep a few things in mind.

“If it is actively snowing, just brace yourself. If you happen to go out, be careful. Keep in mind… at any turn one of our trucks may come towards you with an 11ft wide plow trying to do its job, clearing the roads. Just be careful with it.

Tony Clark, District Engineer for the West Virginia Highways Division

Clark has another tip as well. He says if you are on a road that looks wet it could be ice, and you can tell by looking at the tires of the car in front of you. If you don’t see any aerosol or mist coming out of the tires all of a sudden, Clark says it’s probably black ice, so try not to slam the brakes or make sudden movements.

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