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CULP 2014-111

Dec. 1, 2014

VDOT crews will respond to sleet in forecast for Central Va.

CULPEPER — Motorists should use extreme caution on roads in central Virginia early tomorrow morning, when rain is expected to turn to sleet in areas along the Blue Ridge.

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District will report for duty before dawn Tuesday to monitor conditions and treat roads with salt and sand as needed.

Motorists are urged to check weather and highway conditions before early morning travel and consider delaying driving if slick conditions are reported in their area. Drivers should observe the following precautions:

  • Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Use extra caution on bridges, overpasses, ramps and shady spots, which tend to freeze first.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
  • Do not pass snow-plow or spreader trucks.

Motorists should check before leaving on a trip, which provides 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.


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