Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Jan. 27, 2011
CENTRAL VA. HIGHWAYS IN GOOD CONDITION
Motorists should expect some icing overnight as temperatures fall below freezing
CULPEPER — Interstate and primary highways across the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are clear of snow and ice and secondary roads across the region are mostly clear with patches of packed snow and slush.
Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing overnight and any moisture or standing water on the road surfaces is likely to refreeze, so motorists traveling overnight should expect to encounter icy patches. Icing is most likely on bridge decks, ramps, crossovers and intersections, on roads near water and at higher elevations.
VDOT crews are wrapping up snow-removal operations from Wednesday’s storm. Crews will be on duty Thursday night and early Friday morning to respond to reports of slick conditions. Motorists who plan to travel overnight should check road and weather conditions before they leave.
Real-time road conditions for all major highways in Virginia 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 Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) to report road hazards or ask transportation-related questions 24 hours a day.
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