Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Feb. 2, 2014
WINTER WEATHER LIKELY MONDAY IN NORTHERN COUNTIES
Central Va. residents should monitor road conditions as another storm approaches
CULPEPER — Central Virginia residents should keep a sharp eye on the weather tonight and Monday morning as another winter storm approaches the region. Current forecasts call for winter precipitation to be limited to northern Piedmont counties, particularly Fauquier, and to the west along the Blue Ridge Mountains, but if the storm track shifts areas to the south could also be affected.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District is preparing for the storm with crews in the northern counties reporting to work in advance of the storm’s expected arrival early Monday morning. Crews in counties to the south, including in the Charlottesville area, are on standby in case the storm takes a more southerly track.
Those planning to travel overnight or driving to work early Monday morning should check the weather and road conditions before they leave. This storm is predicted to affect mainly the northern Piedmont, northern Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia, but a slight shift in the track may change conditions elsewhere. Since the weather during the storm may vary widely across the state VDOT advises drivers to know the road conditions along their route and at their destination and plan their trip accordingly.
VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, 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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