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Jan. 17, 2018
DRIVE WITH CAUTION OVERNIGHT IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews will be on duty to monitor for slick conditions
CULPEPER — Roads across the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are mostly clear with the exception of some roads in the southern portion of the district where drivers may encounter snow and slush on the road surface.
VDOT crews will remain on duty overnight to continue treating primary and secondary roads in Albemarle, Fluvanna and Louisa counties and to respond to reports of slick spots throughout the district.
Temperatures are forecast to remain below freezing through Thursday morning. Any moisture left on the roads will likely refreeze overnight. Drivers planning to travel overnight Wednesday and early Thursday morning should expect the potential for isolated patches of snow and ice on the road surface, especially on bridges, ramps, overpasses and other areas prone to freezing.
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.
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 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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