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March 12, 2018
DRIVE CAREFULLY OVERNIGHT MONDAY AND EARLY TUESDAY
Expect potential refreeze, check 511 Virginia for road conditions
CULPEPER — Winter weather is expected to move out of the Central Virginia region Monday evening but the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District cautions motorists to drive for the conditions as temperatures drop below freezing overnight.
As of 4 p.m., roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties are reported to be clear. Motorists may encounter some slushy conditions on Interstate 64 and Route 250 near Afton Mountain and Route 33 across Swift Run Gap in Greene County.
Below-freezing temperatures overnight Monday could cause wet surfaces to refreeze. Some VDOT operators will remain on duty overnight in Albemarle County, including I-64, to treat any slick spots with sand and salt to aid melting and improve traction.
Drivers planning to travel Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, especially south and west of Charlottesville, should check road conditions using VDOT’s free 511 tools. Motorists are encouraged to plan for extra travel time and reduce speed.
Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates are also posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp and on the district’s snow information webpage.
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