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Lou Hatter 540-717-2890
Dec. 30, 2017
LIGHT SNOW COVERS MANY CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Motorists should check road conditions before traveling Saturday morning
CULPEPER — A light overnight snowfall has covered many roads across Central Virginia and motorists should drive with caution early this morning. Interstate 66 in Fauquier County is reported in moderate condition, with most of the highway covered with snow.
Primary and secondary roads in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties, and secondary roads in Madison County, are also reported in moderate condition. To the south and east, in Culpeper, Orange, Greene and Albemarle counties, roads are mostly clear with patches of snow.
Interstate 64 between Afton Mountain and Zion Crossroads is clear, with no snow accumulation reported. No snow is reported on roads in Fluvanna and Louisa counties.
VDOT crews have been working overnight to treat roads with salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction. Crews are working first on the interstates and primary highways before shifting to secondary routes and neighborhood roads.
The combination of accumulating snow on road surfaces and temperatures well below freezing will make driving hazardous through the morning Saturday. Motorists are encouraged to check road conditions along their route using VDOT’s free 511 tools before traveling and use extreme caution while on the road.
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.
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