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Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Feb. 8, 2017
RAIN, SNOW MAY CAUSE SLICK ROADS EARLY THURSDAY
VDOT advises motorists to check 511 before traveling, drive carefully
CULPEPER — With the possibility of tonight’s rain turning to snow early Thursday morning, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District recommends paying attention to local weather and adjusting travel plans accordingly.
VDOT crews will be on duty overnight to monitor conditions and treat roads, as necessary, mainly in areas of higher elevation and in counties adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Travelers may encounter a soggy, slick commute Thursday morning especially before daylight. Motorists are reminded to plan for extra time and drive for the conditions by reducing speed and increasing following distance. Use extra caution on bridges, overpasses and elevated surfaces that may become slick or snow-covered before other areas.
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. Local updates are also posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp.
VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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