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CONTACT:
IMMEDIATE - 4:30 p.m. UPDATE

Will Merritt 540-829-7370
William.Merritt@vdot.virginia.gov

Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Lou.Hatter@vdot.virginia.gov

CULP 2017-151

Dec. 9, 2017



ROADS IN CLEAR TO MINOR CONDITION IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
Motorists should continue using caution, expect possible refreeze

CULPEPER — The light snow today in Central Virginia has mostly melted upon contact with the road, leaving most highways in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District wet but clear of snow.

As of 4 p.m., roads in the district’s nine counties are reported in clear to minor condition. Motorists may encounter isolated patches of snow or slush on the road surface.

Snow is expected to end across the district within the next few hours. As temperatures fall below freezing, any moisture left on the road has the potential to refreeze overnight. VDOT crews will remain on duty to monitor conditions and treat highways as needed.

Drivers who must travel tonight should use VDOT’s free 511 tools to check road conditions before leaving, reduce speed and keep a safe following distance behind all other vehicles. 

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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