Lou Hatter 434-422-9866
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 28, 2014
MOTORISTS LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER SLICK DRIVING CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT
Snow is accumulating on primary, secondary roads in Central Va.
CULPEPER — Primary and secondary roads in some Central Virginia counties are slick as snow continues to fall at this hour. Roads in Fluvanna, Louisa, Orange and Rappahannock counties are reported in minor condition, with patches of snow accumulating on the road surfaces. With temperatures well below freezing motorists should anticipate slippery driving conditions through the night and early Wednesday morning.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are treating the roads with sand and salt and will begin plowing as the snow accumulates. Crews will focus their efforts first on the interstate and primary highways and shift to the secondary roads (numbered 600 and above) as conditions allow.
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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