Lou Hatter (540) 727-3890
March 2, 2018
HIGH WINDS WILL AFFECT TRAVEL ACROSS PIEDMONT VA.
VDOT cautions drivers to anticipate fallen trees, utility lines, debris on roads
CULPEPER — High winds are howling across Piedmont Virginia and crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are clearing roads of fallen trees, branches and other debris. The winds may make travel difficult through the day, especially for drivers of high-profile vehicles.
VDOT crews will continue to work through the day to keep roads clear of trees and other wind-blown debris, respond to any issues with signals, signs or other traffic controls, and will support utility crews while they repair fallen power lines.
VDOT asks drivers to:
- Check road closures before you travel, and look at potential alternate routes.
- Reduce your speed and assume there may be a road obstruction ahead.
- Move over for responders with blue, red, and amber lights, including VDOT and utility crews.
- Always use your headlights in bad weather. Remember wipers on, lights on is the law.
- Ensure gas tanks are full, and have a good emergency kit. Here’s how: www.ready.gov/car
- Report road problems via my.vdot.virginia.gov or by calling 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623)
- Check www.511virginia.org or the 511 mobile app for road closures and traffic conditions
- Follow @VaDOTCULP on Twitter for updates
VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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