VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia Department of Transportation and local Public Works crews are keeping a close eye on the roads as a wintry mix moves through Hampton Roads.
Some drivers tell WAVY.com they are concerned the pothole repairs on Interstate 264 will worsen after the weather system moves through. VDOT contractors have worked for the last eight days to repair potholes on the interstates.
"We'll have more potholes, " driver Marlisa Bush said. "We will definitely have more potholes."
"A couple of the roads on my side of town are fixed already," driver Giselle Riveria said. "It seems good on my side. I don't know about everybody else."
VDOT officials say they feel confident those repairs will withstand the storm. Saturday night, VDOT and TME Enterprise crews treated interstates and primary roads with a salt, sand mixture. TME officials tell WAVY.com they plan to have 30 trucks treating roads, with 70 employees.
Local Public Works crews also plan to be working throughout the night on Saturday to treat the slick, rainy roads. Virginia Beach Public Works spokesperson Drew Lankford says eight crews are monitoring
road conditions throughout the night, and law enforcement is helping by keeping an eye out for black ice.
"Police are out doing a great job monitoring the roads. We have one crew out monitoring for places we have trouble," Lankford said. "The temperatures are going to drop throughout the night."
Lankford says there are 12 crews on stand-by to treat freezing roads overnight. Virginia Beach 'Frost Patrol' crews treated the ramps, bridge, and overpasses starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.
They will treat those fixtures again Sunday morning.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.
Some local families who lost a loved one during active duty military service boarded a special flight out of Norfolk Thursday morning.
Thousands of EMTs and paramedics checked their bank accounts Thursday for one last scheduled payment from the company that suddenly laid them off, but found nothing.
A Newport News man is charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl.
Police say a 19-year-old was shot Thursday evening in Newport News.
Three separate crashes on Interstate 664 occurred at the same time Thursday morning, causing headaches for motorists.