Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
March 1, 2015
SLEET MAKING SOME ROADS SLIPPERY IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT advises motorists to avoid travel; conditions likely to worsen this afternoon
CULPEPER — (11 a.m.) A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is glazing roads across central Virginia, making for slick, sometimes hard-to-detect driving conditions.
As of 11 a.m. icy conditions are reported across Fauquier County, including on Interstate 66. Primary and secondary highways in Fluvanna and Louisa counties are also slick with ice, as are secondary roads in the counties of Culpeper and Rappahannock.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are on duty across the nine-county Culpeper District to treat roadways with salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction.
VDOT advises motorists to delay travel if possible, as wintry precipitation is expected to extend into late afternoon. Those who must venture out today should drive for the conditions: slow down, increase following distance and allow plenty of time for the trip. Watch bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas, which tend to freeze first.
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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