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Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
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CULP 2018-020

Feb. 8, 2018



BE ALERT FOR BLACK ICE IF TRAVELING EARLY THIS MORNING
VDOT advises motorists to drive for conditions by reduce speeding speed

CULPEPER — Drivers should be alert for black ice if they are traveling early this morning. Temperatures dipped below freezing across much of central Virginia overnight and moisture remaining after Wednesday’s rain has refrozen into icy patches on some roads.

Black ice is most likely on lightly traveled secondary roads and roads at higher elevations, but icy patches are also likely on bridges, overpasses, ramps and intersections. Motorists should plan for extra travel time, drive for the conditions by reducing speed and use VDOT’s free 511 tools to check road conditions along their route.

Conditions should improve after sunrise as tempertures rise above freezing and the remaining moisture evaporates from the roads. 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.

VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.

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