Lou Hatter 434-422-9866
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 18, 2013
ROAD CONDITIONS CLEARING IN CENTRAL VA.
Slick conditions still reported in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa
CULPEPER — Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation continue to address icy conditions on some roads in Albemarle, Fluvanna and Louisa counties.
Primary and secondary roads in Fluvanna and Louisa counties are in minor condition, mostly clear but with some icy patches. In Albemarle County, secondary routes are also in minor condition. Roads in all other counties of VDOT’s Culpeper District are reported clear.
Crews in the affected counties will work throughout the day and will monitor conditions overnight since temperatures are expected to remain below freezing.
Motorists should to continue to use caution, reducing speed and staying alert for slick conditions.
Road conditions are reported to still be hazardous in other parts of Virginia, especially in southwestern Virginia. 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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