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CULP 2010-023

Feb. 2, 2010



VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR OVERNIGHT STORM
Motorists urged to drive cautiously, expecting refreezing as temperatures fall

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing for another winter storm that is forecast to drop several inches of snow overnight. VDOT advises motorists to drive cautiously since roads may be slick from the snow. Moisture on the roads may also refreeze overnight as temperatures drop below freezing.

Crews will be on duty overnight Tuesday and Wednesday morning. As the storm begins trucks will spread abrasives to increase traction in the snow and prevent it from bonding to the road surface. If the snow accumulates crews will begin plowing. Crews will focus their snow-removal efforts first on the interstates and primary highways and move to the secondary system as conditions warrant.

Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel Web site, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Piedmont Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state.

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