Lou Hatter 434-422-9866
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 10, 2014
SLICK ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. THIS MORNING
VDOT advises taking extra caution, reducing speed
CULPEPER — Rain and freezing rain have made for slick conditions on roads in Albemarle, Fauquier, Fluvanna and Louisa counties this morning.
A crash has closed Route 33 (Spotswood Trail) approximately 1.5 miles south of Route 20 (Constitution Highway), near Barboursville in Orange County. A traffic detour is in place while emergency personnel work the scene.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews continue to monitor conditions and are treating roads as necessary.
Motorists are advised to reduce speed and allow extra travel time.
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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