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CULP 2018-033

March 20, 2018



FIRST DAY OF SPRING BRINGS WINTRY MIX TO CENTRAL VA.
Keep an eye on the forecast through Wednesday, adjust travel accordingly

CULPEPER — March is supposed to go out like a lamb but instead the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District is busy preparing for another late-winter storm that is forecast to bring a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to the Central Virginia region through Wednesday evening.

Crews are on duty and will treat roads with sand and salt to aid traction and improve melting once the storm transitions from rain to winter precipitation. They will begin plowing if snow accumulates to a depth of about two inches on the road surface. Crews will first focus on interstates and primary highways before shifting to secondary routes.

VDOT encourages drivers to monitor the weather forecast. Road conditions will vary widely by location. Motorists, especially those traveling north overnight Tuesday, 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. 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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