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Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Jan. 23, 2016
CREWS HARD AT WORK ON SNOW REMOVAL IN CENTRAL VA.
More snow, increasing winds mean adverse conditions will continue
CULPEPER — (4 a.m.) The Virginia Department of Transportation has continued its road-clearing operations overnight in central Virginia, where steady snow and gusting winds are combining to create blustery conditions and low visibility.
Interstates 64 and 66 and most other highways remain in moderate, or snow-covered, condition at this hour. Secondary roads in Madison and Fauquier counties are reported in severe condition, with significant amounts of snow covering the road surface. In these counties, up to 12 inches of snow has fallen so far.
VDOT is focusing its efforts on the interstate and primary highway systems, with plow trucks making repeated loops on I-64, I-66 and other high-volume roadways to keep them passable.
Motorists should continue to stay off the roads to avoid dangerous conditions and give plows plenty of room to do their job. Tune in to local weather reports and use 511 Virginia to monitor road conditions and live traffic camera feeds.
Additional information about VDOT’s winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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