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March 12, 2018
WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT CENTRAL VA. TRAVEL ON MONDAY
VDOT advises drivers to monitor local weather; use 511 Virginia for road conditions
CULPEPER — Winter weather has overspread southwest Virginia and precipitation is forecast to begin around daybreak in Central Virginia. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District is ready for a storm that will bring a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow to the area through early Monday evening.
VDOT crews are on duty and prepared for the storm. Once snow begins to fall, VDOT operators will treat roads with sand and salt to improve traction and aid melting. 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.
Since the weather may vary widely by location, drivers are advised to use VDOT’s free 511 tools to know road conditions along their routes and at their destination. Motorists are encouraged to monitor local forecasts and drive for the conditions by reducing speed and increasing following distance.
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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