VDOT News - Culpeper
Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
Feb. 6, 2021
MAKE PREPARATIONS NOW FOR FORECAST WINTER WEATHER
Slick conditions, Sunday night refreeze predicted; stay off the roads during the storm
CULPEPER — Crews in the Virginia Department of Transportation's Culpeper District are closely monitoring the forecast and preparing for a fast-moving winter storm expected to arrive late Saturday into Sunday morning. VDOT urges motorists to pay attention to the forecast and to avoid traveling during the storm.
VDOT crews will report to work Saturday evening to complete preparations. Once precipitation begins falling, VDOT snowplow operators and contract crews will treat roads with salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction. If snow accumulates to about two inches, the plows will push the snow off the roadways.
Crews will work around the clock to clear roads, beginning with interstates and primary highways, then shifting to secondary roads and neighborhoods once the main roads are passable.
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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