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CULP-126534

March 21, 2018



ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE BUT REFREEZE REMAINS A CONCERN
VDOT advises motorists to check 511 before traveling, drive carefully

CULPEPER — Crews in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District have made significant progress plowing and treating roads in Central Virginia and will remain engaged in snow-removal operations overnight Wednesday.

As of 4 p.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 reported to be clear. Drivers may encounter some isolated patches of snow or slush on the road surface.

Secondary routes are reported to be in clear to minor condition with patches of snow and slush on the highway.

Crews will continue working 12-hour shifts around the clock to plow secondary roads. VDOT’s goal is to make all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after the snow ends.

Cold temperatures overnight may cause any wet roadways to refreeze. Drivers planning to travel overnight Wednesday or early Thursday morning should plan for extra travel time, drive for the conditions by reducing speed and 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 Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp and on the district’s snow information webpage.

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