Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
March 6, 2015
DRIVING HAZARDOUS IN CENTRAL VA. AFTER DEEP FREEZE
Very slick conditions reported across VDOT’s Culpeper District despite yesterday’s plowing
CULPEPER — (4:30 a.m.) Early morning travel is not advised in central Virginia, where roads are icy due to extremely cold temperatures overnight.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation have been on duty since Thursday morning to plow and treat roads, but the remnants have frozen over to create treacherous, ice-covered driving conditions on all primary and secondary roads in VDOT’s Culpeper District. Interstates 64 and 66 are reported to have some icy patches where slush has refrozen.
With temperatures in the teens, VDOT operators are focused on applying sand and other abrasives to improve traction on intersections, bridges, overpasses, ramps, hills and other known trouble spots. Later in the day, as sunshine warms the pavement, crews will work to melt or break loose the ice, focusing first on major highways before turning to the secondary road system, including subdivision streets.
For your safety, VDOT advises delaying non-essential travel. If you must be on the road, allow plenty of traveling time and use extreme caution. Motorists should also stay well clear of slow-moving snowplows and spreader trucks.
Road conditions and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT updates are also on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTCulp.
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