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Feb. 6, 2018
WINTRY MIX MAY IMPACT WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE
VDOT advises motorists to expect slick driving conditions, consider delaying travel
CULPEPER — Motorists are encouraged to monitor the forecast and adjust their travel plans accordingly as a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain is expected overnight Tuesday into most of the day Wednesday.
Crews in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District spent today pretreating some primary routes, Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and I-66 in Fauquier County with brine.
VDOT crews will be on duty overnight and will treat roads with salt and sand to help melt the ice and improve traction once the precipitation begins.
Drivers should be alert for areas of black ice or ice coated roads, bridges and ramps on Wednesday morning. Those who must travel should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools before leaving to check road conditions along their route.
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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