VDOT News - Culpeper
|IMMEDIATE - 6 a.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter 540.717.2890
Dec. 10, 2017
ALL ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. REPORTED CLEAR OF SNOW
Early morning travelers may encounter icy patches due to overnight refreeze
CULPEPER — All roads in Central Virginia are clear of snow and ice, but the Virginia Department of Transportation cautions those driving early this morning to anticipate isolated icy patches due to refreezing overnight. Icing will be particularly likely on bridges and overpasses as well as roads to the west near the Blue Ridge Mountains.
VDOT crews worked overnight to complete snow operations on secondary roads and monitor icing conditions as temperatures fell well below freezing across most of the region. Later today forecast sunshine, light winds and above-freezing temperatures should evaporate any remaining moisture from the roads.
Drivers who must travel early this morning should use VDOT’s free 511 tools to check road conditions before leaving, reduce speed and keep a safe following distance behind all other vehicles.
Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates are posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp and on the district’s snow information webpage.
VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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