|IMMEDIATE - 5 a.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter 540-717-2890
Jan. 17, 2018
SNOW-COVERED ROADS REPORTED ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Motorists should check conditions, allow extra time for morning drive
CULPEPER — Snow is reported across Piedmont Virginia at this hour, and drivers who are traveling early this morning should anticipate encountering slick conditions. Major highways are in good condition but secondary roads are snow-covered and slick in most areas.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are treating Interstate 64, I-66 and primary highways with sand and salt to improve traction and melt the snow. Untreated secondary roads (numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets will be slippery through the morning commute.
Travelers this morning should allow extra time for their drive, reduce speed and increase following distance from other vehicles. Be sure to allow extra distance between your vehicle and snow plows.
Those traveling to other areas of Virginia should check road conditions along their route since conditions may vary from their starting point. Before leaving, check road conditions across Virginia using VDOT’s free 511 tools.
VDOT’s day shift crews will report to work at 8 a.m. to continue snow-removal operations. Once the snow accumulates on the road surface they will begin plowing. Crews will first focus on the interstates and primary highways before shifting to secondary routes and neighborhood 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 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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