(metro) Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line is expecting to field more than 10-thousand questions on Thanksgiving Day. For 33 years the turkey talk-line has been taking calls from people trying to baste that perfect turkey and sometimes even prevent turkey trauma.
Butterball talk-line expert Jan Allen says for the best results make sure you roast your turkey at 325-degrees for close to four hours. If the turkey is more than 18-pounds with stuffing then it needs to cook for more than five hours. Allen says defrosting your turkey is a process; one day in the fridge for every four-pounds. If that's not enough then you can soak your wrapped turkey in cold water. Butterball says more than a pound per person is plenty.
On Thanksgiving Day, the experts will be fielding calls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1-800-BUTTERBALL.
The Virginia Department of Transportation currently has crews out clearing the dangerous road conditions caused by the first snowstorm of the year.
A morning mix of rain and snow advised caution for motorists and those traveling for Thanksgiving. VDOT warned of slick patches on Interstate 64 and on U.S. 250, 33 and I-66. Drivers traveling in or near the mountains should be especially cautious.
VDOT crews are laying down salt and sand on the wet roads to boost traction.
Due to the combination of winter weather and increased holiday traffic, VDOT is advising anyone on the road today to decrease speed and increase following distances.
A winter weather warning is in effect until 6 p.m.
Drivers were overwhelmed by the heavy snowfall near Afton Mountain this morning, causing them to slow down while heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.
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