|IMMEDIATE - 5 a.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter 540.717.2890
Feb. 5, 2018
MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR BLACK ICE THIS MORNING
VDOT crews continuing to treat roads in anticipation of overnight refreeze
CULPEPER — Early morning drivers in central Virginia may encounter slick conditions after temperatures dropped below freezing overnight. Moisture left on roads from Sunday’s storm has likely refrozen into black ice, especially on bridges, ramps, overpasses and on roads carrying less traffic.
VDOT crews have worked overnight to treat roads and respond to reports of black ice. Interstate 64, I-66 and major highways across the region are clear of snow but secondary routes in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Madison counties are reported in minor condition, with patches of snow and frozen slush remaining on the roads.
Drivers planning to travel early Monday morning should reduce speed, plan for extra travel time and check road conditions using VDOT’s free 511 tools. Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response is available 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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