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Dec. 8, 2017
VDOT CULPEPER DISTRICT PREPARES FOR WEEKEND SNOW
Crews are pre-treating interstates; motorists asked to monitor forecast
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for snow that is forecast to begin Friday evening.
VDOT is pre-treating Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and I-66 in Fauquier County with brine to prevent snow and ice from bonding to the pavement.
Crews in the Culpeper District are preparing equipment and will report to work at 8 p.m. Friday to monitor conditions. Once snow begins to fall, VDOT operators will treat the roads with salt and sand to improve traction and aid melting, and will begin to plow snow once it accumulates to about 2 inches. Crews will first focus on the interstates and primary highways before shifting to secondary routes.
Motorists may encounter slushy conditions on roads and should check local weather and road conditions before leaving. Drivers are asked to not pass a snowplow or spreader and to keep a safe following distance behind all other vehicles.
Road conditions and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. Local updates are also 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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