The Virginia Department of Transportation has set its initial snow-removal budget for the upcoming winter. It may have been a relatively balmy 54 degrees over night, but winter is coming and VDOT is ready with about 145 million dollars to spend keeping the roads clear.
Last winter, snow was on the ground in various parts of the state from late October into early April.
Northern Virginia has the biggest slice of the budget at more than 50 million dollars. Richmond generally spends about 10 million. VDOT says it will spend whatever it takes.