Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Dec. 26, 2012
SLICK ROADS IN SOME PARTS OF CENTRAL VA.
Motorists urged to drive with caution, check 511 for latest weather, road conditions
CULPEPER — Road conditions across Central Virginia currently vary, with minor conditions reported on primary roads in Culpeper, Greene and Fauquier counties. In Madison and Rappahannock counties, some primary roads are moderate, or snow covered.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews are on duty today in all nine counties of the Culpeper District. Conditions will be monitored to determine if staffing is needed overnight.
Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel web site, www.511virginia.org, before leaving on a trip. The website is updated in real time with weather and road conditions for all highways in Virginia. Once on the road VDOT’s “511” mobile app provides real-time traffic and weather information for both iPhone and Android platforms. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.
During bad weather motorists should allow extra time for travel, reduce speed and increase following distance to provide more reaction time if they encounter slick conditions. Drivers should pay particular attention to cooler areas such as bridges, overpasses, ramps, higher elevations and shady spots where ice may form.
Note to reporters and editors: Additional information about VDOT’s preparations for winter weather, how the agency responds to snow and ice, FAQs and information about the technology and tools VDOT uses in its winter weather response is available on the Web, www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp
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