|IMMEDIATE - 5 a.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
March 21, 2018
CENTRAL VA. ROADS ARE SNOW COVERED AS STORM CONTINUES
VDOT recommends postponing non-essential travel, check road conditions using 511 tools
CULPEPER — Snow is falling across Central Virginia and the Virginia Department of Transportation is reporting most roads are snow-covered and slick this morning. VDOT crews are treating the roads with sand and salt to aid traction and plowing as the snow accumulates. Crews will first focus on clearing interstates and primary highways before shifting to secondary routes.
Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa County is in moderate condition, with snow covering much of the roadway. I-66 in Fauquier County is in minor condition, with patches of snow and slush on the highway.
In Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison and Orange counties all primary and secondary routes are snow-covered and in moderate condition. Greene County is reporting primary routes in minor condition while secondary roads are in moderate condition. To the north, in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties, primary and secondary roads are in minor condition.
With the forecast calling for a mix of sleet and snow in the Central Virginia region to continue through Wednesday evening, VDOT is recommending that motorists consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. If you must travel, be aware that road conditions will vary widely by location. Motorists are advised to use VDOT’s free 511 tools to know road conditions along their routes and at their destination.
Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. The National Weather Service provides updated forecasts for the Central Virginia area through its Sterling office. Local updates are also 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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