|IMMEDIATE - 7 a.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter 540-717-2890
Dec. 31, 2017
EARLY MORNING TRAVELERS SHOULD DRIVE WITH CARE
Plunging temperatures overnight create conditions for black ice on roadways
CULPEPER — Roads in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are mostly clear of snow but drivers should still be alert for black ice, particularly on secondary roads, bridges and overpasses.
Overnight temperatures dropped well into the teens and any moisture left on roadways has refrozen into black ice. Bridges and overpasses, lightly-traveled secondary roads, intersections and crossovers are the most likely locations where drivers will encounter slick conditions. VDOT crews worked overnight responding to reports of slippery conditions.
Drivers who plan to travel over the New Year’s holiday should check road conditions using VDOT’s free 511 tools and use caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and other areas prone to freezing.
Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates are posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp and on the district’s snow information webpage.
VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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