Virginia Department of Transportation crews continued working around the clock Friday to plow and treat Route 13 and other state-maintained roads as freezing temperatures kept surfaces slick on the Eastern Shore.

Route 13 is passable, but motorists should continue to use extreme caution if they must travel, as there are several icy patches and snow drifts still on the highway. VDOT crews are working to clear state-maintained primary and secondary roads, though it could be several days before temperatures climb enough for packed ice to clear in some areas. Once the drifts stop building up on Route 13 and other main roads, VDOT will begin to work down the back roads.

High winds are predicted to last until Sunday, and freezing temperatures until Monday. No lasting progress will be able to occur on our roads until mother nature begins to cooperate. Do not travel if you don’t have to. Stuck vehicles pose a major obstacle to our emergency responders and VDOT.

All VDOT Tiger Teams that traveled from other districts to help storm response efforts in Hampton Roads.

Motorists who must travel should have a winter weather plan and can check VDOT’s next generation of the 511 app or view road conditions at www.511Virginia.org before heading out.