|IMMEDIATE - 6 a.m.
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Jan. 7, 2017
SNOW, SLICK SPOTS ON ROADS IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
VDOT in response mode on area’s interstates, primary routes
CULPEPER — As snow falls in central Virginia and across most of the state, the Virginia Department of Transportation asks motorists to stay off the roads for safety and to allow crews to perform their work.
As of 6 a.m., Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and I-66 through Fauquier County are in minor condition, with patches of snow and ice on the road surface. Most other roads are also reported in minor condition, with the exception of primary highways in the eastern half of Albemarle County, which are snow-covered.
VDOT crews are currently engaged in plowing snow and applying salt and sand on the interstates and primary routes. They will shift resources to address lower-volume secondary roads, which are numbered 600 and above, as conditions allow.
With temperatures forecast to remain below freezing through the weekend, motorists are reminded that slick and hazardous conditions, including black ice, will persist. Postpone all unnecessary travel.
Tune in to local media for weather information and use 511 Virginia for real-time road conditions statewide. Details about VDOT’s winter-weather preparation and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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