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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Jan. 13, 2017
WINTER WEATHER, SLICK ROADS LIKELY INTO SATURDAY
VDOT advises motorists to stay tuned to weather, use 511 for road conditions
CULPEPER — Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be on duty overnight to respond to a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain forecast through Saturday afternoon in central Virginia.
Motorists should expect slick road conditions due to the precipitation, especially in high elevations along the Blue Ridge and in spots that tend to freeze easily: bridges, ramps, shaded areas and on roads with low traffic volumes.
Highway crews will apply salt to aid melting and sand to improve traction and will plow any accumulated snow. However, VDOT advises extreme caution with freezing rain, which can ice over the road surface and make it very difficult to control even a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Pay attention to local weather reports and use the 511 Virginia website, free mobile app or phone system for real-time road conditions and travel information. Local updates are also posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp.
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