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CULP 2009-031

March 3, 2009



CAUTION URGED AS MOTORISTS HEAD OUT FOR MORNING TRAVEL
Major highways are clear, VDOT crews treating icy patches on secondary roads

CULPEPER — Motorists traveling in Central Virginia this morning will find the interstates and major primary highways clear of ice and snow. Freezing remains a concern, however, for those driving on the region’s secondary roads.

Most of the snow that fell Monday has been cleared from those local roads but many still have patches of ice and frozen slush. Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation have been working all night to treat the secondary roads with a mix of sand and salt to improve traction and help melt the ice once temperatures rise during the day Tuesday. The crews are responding to reports of freezing conditions in advance of the morning commute.

Motorists are advised to use caution, reduce speed and increase following distance when driving this morning, particularly on the secondary roads and subdivision streets. For the latest information on local road conditions and traffic visit www.511Virginia.org before traveling or call 511 from any telephone in Virginia.


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