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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
March 14, 2017
MANY ROADS SLICK WITH WINTRY MIX; MORE TO COME
Delay travel to give VDOT crews room to work before overnight deep freeze
CULPEPER — Overnight precipitation in central Virginia has been mainly sleet and freezing rain, leaving roads in varied condition across the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District.
In the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Orange, roads are currently reported clear. Route 29 and other primary highways in Culpeper and Madison counties are in minor condition, with some icy patches on the roadway. Secondary roads in these counties — and all routes in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties — are covered with snow and ice.
The forecast indicates that more snow will be received across the region through mid-afternoon. High winds are also expected. Especially to the north, where many roads are hazardous due to ice, motorists are advised to delay travel for safety and to allow VDOT crews to address the wintry conditions before temperatures begin to plummet this evening.
VDOT crews will remain on duty until all roads are cleared. In addition to snow plows VDOT also has chainsaw crews ready to respond and clear fallen trees and other debris from roadways.
VDOT first focuses its snow-removal efforts on treating and plowing interstates and primary highways, then will shift to work on secondary routes, numbered 600 and above, with a goal of making all roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.
- Visit virginiadot.org/culpeperemergency for news releases, important messages and links to VDOT snow resources.
- Get road conditions and other real-time road information through 511 Virginia.
- Follow twitter.com/vadotculp for local updates.
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