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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Lou.Hatter@vdot.virginia.gov
cell 540-717-2890
CULP 2011-016

Feb. 22, 2011



MOTORISTS URGED TO USE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING
Central Va. roads reported clear but drivers may encounter isolated icy patches

CULPEPER — Roads across the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are reported clear of ice and snow but motorists should drive with caution early this morning. Light snow, sleet and rain have fallen overnight across the region and drivers who are out early this morning may find isolated slippery conditions.

Drivers are most likely to find slick spots on secondary roads as well as bridges, ramps, intersections and roads at high elevations and near the mountains in the western parts of Piedmont Virginia.. Travelers should keep a close eye on road conditions through the morning on Tuesday and be aware that winter conditions are reported to be more severe in the Shenandoah Valley in and in Northern Virginia.

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 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.


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