|IMMEDIATE - 5 a.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
Jan. 30, 2018
DRIVE WITH CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING IN CENTRAL VA.
Motorists may find slick spots on some roads after overnight wintry mix
CULPEPER — A light wintry mix is falling across central Virginia and drivers may encounter slick conditions on some roads, especially in the western counties along the Blue Ridge Mountains and on bridges and overpasses. Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are on duty and applying salt and sand to improve traction on roads as needed.
Temperatures will be near or below freezing until later this morning and any moisture from Monday’s rain and overnight snow showers may freeze on the road surface. Drivers planning to travel early Tuesday morning should expect the potential for isolated patches of ice on road surfaces.
Motorists should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools to know road conditions along their routes and at their destination.
VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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