Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Feb. 22, 2015
ROAD CONDITIONS CHANGING QUICKLY AS SNOW MELTS
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CULPEPER — (5:30 a.m.) Central Virginia’s interstate and primary road conditions are beginning to improve as rising temperatures assist the Virginia Department of Transportation’s plowing and application of salt to melt snow.
As of 5:30 a.m., Interstate 64, I-66, the Route 3 corridor and primary roads in Fauquier, Greene and Louisa counties are reported mostly clear with some snowy patches. Other primary roads in central Virginia are still snow-covered but are expected to improve quickly today.
Secondary roads across VDOT’s Culpeper District largely remain unplowed and covered in up to 12 inches of snow at this hour. Crews expect to begin treating and plowing the secondary road system later today. VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.
Motorists are advised that travel is still difficult this morning, with widespread slick and snowy conditions. As snow melts, VDOT cautions that standing water and localized flooding due to runoff may pose a hazard to drivers. It is essential to check road conditions before travel.
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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