VDOT News - Culpeper

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CULP 2020-003

Jan. 7, 2020



BLACK ICE POSSIBLE TONIGHT, EARLY WEDNESDAY
Crews working around the clock to make roads passable; expect refreeze overnight Tuesday

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District battled heavy snow bands Tuesday afternoon as the first winter storm of the year moved through the region.

Most main roads, including Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and I-66 in Fauquier, are wet with isolated slushy patches. Secondary roads including neighborhood streets range from slushy to snow covered but crews are making progress. 

VDOT and contract teams will continue working overnight to make all roads passable.

Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing overnight Tuesday. Any moisture left on the road has the potential to refreeze into black ice.

Anyone who must travel overnight or early Wednesday is encouraged to use caution and to drive for the conditions by reducing speed and increasing following distance. Drivers are reminded to use VDOT’s free 511 tools to find out about road conditions and to clear all of the snow from their vehicle — including the roof — before traveling.

Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates are posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp and the district’s snow emergency webpage.

The Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.

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