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CULP 2013-041

March 26, 2013



VDOT CREWS MONITOR OVERNIGHT FREEZING
All roads clear in Central Va. but motorists may encounter isolated slick spots

CULPEPER –Virginia Department of Transportation crews have been on duty overnight to monitor refreezing on the region’s highways as temperatures dropped below freezing overnight. All roads are reported clear of ice and snow this morning.

Any moisture still on the roads from yesterday’s winter storm may have refrozen overnight, so motorists traveling early this morning should be alert for slick patches and black ice in areas where water has run back onto the road surface. Slick spots are particularly likely on bridges, ramps and overpasses, as well as turn lanes and crossovers.

Once the temperatures rise above freezing this morning travel on Central Virginia’s roads should not be affected by the most recent winter storm. Regardless of the weather, traffic and travel information are always available on VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org. The web site 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.


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