|IMMEDIATE - 5 a.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
March 22, 2018
CENTRAL VA. ROADS CLEAR, BUT DRIVE WITH CARE
Major highways are snow free but some secondary routes may have icy patches this morning
CULPEPER — Most roads in Central Virginia are clear but drivers should continue to drive with caution since they may encounter icy patches this morning, particularly on secondary roads. Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District worked overnight to complete snow removal and respond to reports of slick conditions.
At 5 a.m. Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties, I-66 in Fauquier County and all primary routes in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties are clear. Secondary routes are reported in minor condition with icy patches in Fauquier, Fluvanna and Louisa counties; in the other counties secondary routes are reported clear.
Despite the generally good conditions, drivers planning to travel early Thursday morning should plan for extra travel time and anticipate encountering isolated patches of black ice, especially on rural secondary routes, roads at higher elevations and on bridges, overpasses and other elevated surfaces. Use VDOT’s free 511 tools to check road conditions along their route.
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 the district’s Twitter account: Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp.
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