Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 23, 2015
WINTRY MIX ON THE WAY FOR CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews brined interstates, primaries yesterday; crews on duty as needed
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation yesterday began its preparations for winter weather in the forecast, including applying brine to Interstates 64 and 66 and primary highways in the Culpeper District.
VDOT crews have readied their equipment and restocked materials and are on duty today. Since the high elevations will likely see the most precipitation, night crews in those areas will report at 8 p.m. Other crews will be on standby and will be called in to work if conditions warrant.
Motorists are encouraged to check weather and road conditions and consider adjusting their travel plans when possible. Use caution when driving in snow or sleet, reducing speeds, increasing following distance and allowing plenty of time to reach your destination.
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.
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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