Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Jan. 6, 2017
MOTORISTS MAY ENCOUNTER SLICK ROADS FRIDAY MORNING
Light snow falling in some areas, VDOT advises drivers to check 511 before traveling
CULPEPER — Light snow is falling in northern Fauquier County and along the mountains in Rappahannock County and patches of ice are reported on some roads in those areas, including Interstate 66 and routes 211 and 522 in Rappahannock County. To the south and east, in Culpeper, Orange, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Greene and Albemarle counties, no snow is reported on the roads.
Snow is forecast to continue until early Friday morning, with the possibility of several inches accumulating in the northern counties. The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists to expect slick driving conditions into the morning commuting hours on Friday.
VDOT plow operators and contractors will be on duty overnight to remove snow as it begins to accumulate. Working around the clock in 12-hour shifts, VDOT plow operators and contractors will treat roads with salt and sand once precipitation begins to aid melting and improve traction.
Crews pre-treated I-64, I-66 and other major primary highways with brine yesterday and earlier today. VDOT asks drivers to monitor weather reports. Motorists who must travel early Friday should allow extra time, reduce travel speeds and increase following distance.
Road conditions and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia web site, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. Local updates are also posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp.
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