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VDOT warns of icy roads overnight and into morning

VDOT truck getting ready to gas up before heading back out on the roads (WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews were out in full force this weekend applying brine to roads and highways to help with driving conditions.

A mixture of rain, snow and ice made for a slippery day Sunday, but VDOT's efforts made traveling a lot easier. Roads were wet, but were not impossible to drive on.

When we spoke with Paula Jones, Lynchburg District Communications Manager for VDOT, Sunday morning, she told us there were not any major crashes attributed to weather that they were aware of.

However, Jones said with the amount of rainfall we experienced Sunday the decrease in temperature could spell for some trouble.

"People need to be aware that overnight and in the morning hours temperatures may drop below freezing and any moisture that remains on the road surfaces could refreeze," Jones said.

Jones also said that everyone in the area should try to stray away from driving as much as possible.

With the big game Sunday night, drivers were asked to take extra caution with the elements and possible drunk drivers on the roads.

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