Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Feb. 21, 2015
VDOT ASKS MOTORISTS TO PUT SAFETY FIRST, STAY OFF ROADS
Central Va. roads currently snow-covered, slick as of 11 a.m.
CULPEPER — (11 a.m.) Motorists are advised to avoid travel as moderate to heavy snow falls across central Virginia and creates hazardous driving conditions.
As of 11 a.m. Interstate 64 and most roads in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are snow-covered and slippery. Roads in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties are currently reported to be clear with some snowy patches.
Motorists are cautioned that road conditions are expected to worsen this afternoon as snow continues and turns to freezing rain, then rain. Flooding conditions are also a possibility as temperatures rise into Sunday.
VDOT Culpeper District crews have been on duty since early this morning to plow and treat roads. They will work interstates and primary highways until they are in good condition, then shift resources to the secondary road system (routes numbered 600 and above). VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a storm ends.
VDOT asks motorists to use caution around slow-moving vehicles. Slow down, increase following distance and do not pass snow plows 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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