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CULP 2017-052

March 14, 2017



CENTRAL VA. ROADS CLEAR BUT CAUTION IS STILL THE WORD
With refreeze a possibility overnight, drivers should continue to monitor conditions

CULPEPER — Roads across the nine counties of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are clear with the exception of some secondary roads in Fauquier County where patches of snow and slush are still reported on some roads in the northern part of the county.

Afternoon sun and above-freezing temperatures have assisted VDOT crews in their work to clear the region’s secondary roads (routes numbered 600 and above). Crews are winding up that work and expect to have all roads plowed and treated with sand and salt by late afternoon.

Concern remains for driving conditions during the late evening Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. Overnight temperatures are forecast to drop into the low 20s and even the teens in some areas near the mountains, so motorists are likely to encounter refreezing and black ice during their Wednesday morning commute. VDOT asks motorists to plan extra time for travel and to use caution, especially in spots that tend to freeze first: bridges, overpasses, ramps, intersections and along shaded and low-volume roadways.

Visit virginiadot.org/culpeperemergency for news releases, important messages and links to VDOT snow resources. Local updates are also posted to twitter.com/vadotculp. 

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