Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
March 17, 2013
VDOT MOBILIZES FOR ANOTHER WINTER STORM
Snow, sleet likely to affect drivers across Piedmont Va. overnight Sunday
CULPEPER — Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will report to work at 8 p.m. in the Culpeper District to prepare for the winter precipitation that is forecast to fall across Piedmont Virginia on Sunday night and early Monday morning. Counties to the west along the Blue Ridge Mountains and roads at higher elevations, including Interstate 64, I-66, Route 250 and other roads across the mountain passes are most likely to see accumulating snow.
Although some areas may not see significant snow motorists should check local weather and road conditions before traveling late Sunday evening through Monday morning. Pavement temperatures will be near freezing and drivers may encounter slick conditions, especially on bridge decks, ramps and turn lanes. They should be particularly cautious if they are traveling through the western counties along the Blue Ridge and on the mountain passes, including Interstate 64, I-66, and Routes 250, 33, 211 and 522.
Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before leaving on a trip. The website is updated in real time with weather and road conditions for all highways in Virginia. Once on the road VDOT’s 511 mobile app provides real-time traffic and weather information for both iPhone and Android platforms. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.
Note to reporters and editors: Additional information about VDOT’s preparations for winter weather, how the agency responds to snow and ice, FAQs and information about the technology and tools VDOT uses in its winter weather response is available online at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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