Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
March 6, 2015
THAWING BEGINS ON ROADS IN VDOT’S CULPEPER DISTRICT
Crews plan to work into Saturday to make all routes passable
CULPEPER — (10:30 a.m.) Sunshine is a welcome visitor in central Virginia, where road crews are depending on its warmth to help melt stubborn ice that formed during last night’s freeze.
At this hour, road conditions in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are as follows:
- Interstates 64 and 66 – Clear of snow and ice.
- Primary roads – Conditions improving, but icy patches persist. Some routes remain ice-covered in Culpeper, Greene, Orange and Rappahannock counties.
- Secondary roads (numbered 600 and above) – Covered in snow and ice districtwide.
VDOT crews will stay on duty around the clock, first working to clear primary highways and then turning their focus to the secondary road system. The agency’s goal is to make all roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.
Temperatures are expected to dip into the teens again tonight. Motorists should anticipate some refreezing, especially on bridges, ramps, overpasses and shaded areas, as well as on secondary routes that may not be completely free of ice before nightfall.
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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