Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
March 1, 2015
PATCHY ICE WILL LINGER THROUGH MORNING RUSH HOUR
VDOT crews monitoring conditions; motorists should slow down, be alert for black ice
CULPEPER (10 p.m.) — The winter storm that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to Virginia on Sunday has exited the state but its effects will linger overnight as moisture refreezes on primary and interstate highways and icy patches remain on many secondary roads. The Virginia Department of Transportation urges motorists to be alert for black ice tonight and early Monday since pavement temperatures are not forecast to rise above freezing until after the morning commute.
Drivers should be cautious, alert for slick conditions and allow extra time for travel overnight. Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will remain on duty to address ice on secondary roads and any reports of refreezing on the major highways. Refreezing is particularly likely on bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas, as well as roads at higher elevations where the temperatures are colder.
Road conditions and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT updates are also on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTCulp.
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