Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Nov. 26, 2014
THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS SHOULD WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS
Conditions varied across central Va.; VDOT crews monitoring, treating roads as needed
CULPEPER — Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are on duty today to ensure safe holiday travels for the many motorists using Virginia’s highways.
Conditions in VDOT’s Culpeper District range from rain and wet pavement in the lower elevations to snow and some slick patches on Interstate 64 and Route 250 at Afton Mountain, Route 33 in Greene County, I-66 at Linden in Fauquier County and primary routes in the mountainous areas of Fauquier and Rappahannock.
VDOT crews are monitoring conditions and treating slippery roads with salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction.
Motorists should use extra caution when traveling today, due to weather and traffic congestion. Slow down, increase following distance and stay alert at all times.
Before leaving on a trip, motorists are advised to check local weather and the status of roads along their route by calling 511, visiting www.511virginia.org or using the free 511 Virginia mobile app.
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