VDOT News - Culpeper
Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
Feb. 18, 2021
AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL AS ROAD CONDITIONS WORSEN
Snow, sleet spreads across Virginia; highways are snow-covered, travel is hazardous
CULPEPER —Snow and sleet are spreading across Piedmont Virginia and the Virginia Department of Transportation reports that road conditions are deteriorating. Interstate 64 and I-66, as well as most primary highways and secondary roads, are snow-covered.
VDOT crews are focusing their snow-removal operations on those interstate and primary highways as heavy bands of precipitation are forecast to continue through the morning. Once the storm ends and main roads are safely passable crews will shift their efforts to secondary roads and into neighborhoods.
VDOT urges the public to avoid travel during the storm. Roads will remain slick and, if sleet and freezing rain continues, there is a danger of trees and debris falling onto the roads. Those who must be on the road during the storm should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools to find out about road conditions along the route.
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or contact us online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.
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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