Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 24, 2013
CREWS CONTINUE WORK ON CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Some primary roads, most secondaries remain slick
CULPEPER — Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation continue to clear snow from roads across Central Virginia. At this time, interstates are clear but wet, with most other roads presenting slick driving conditions.
Primary highways in Culpeper, Greene, Orange and Rappahannock Counties are currently in minor condition, mostly clear but with some icy patches. Secondary roads across VDOT’s Culpeper District are mostly snow-covered.
VDOT crews will remain on duty throughout the day, first addressing primary roads and then shifting resources to secondary roads.
Motorists should continue to use caution when traveling, particularly on bridges, overpasses and ramps, which are most prone to freezing. Reduce speed, increase following distance and allow extra time for travel.
Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website, 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.
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 online at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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