VDOT News - Culpeper

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Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
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CULP 2021-008

Feb. 1, 2021



MOST MAJOR HIGHWAYS IN CENTRAL VA. ARE CLEAR
VDOT crews completing work on secondary routes, neighborhood streets today

CULPEPER — Major highways across the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are mostly clear this morning, but secondary roads still have patches of snow and ice. Light snow and mixed precipitation that fell overnight, coupled with below-freezing temperatures, has created slick driving conditions in some areas.

Most primary highways — including Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and Interstate 66 in Fauquier County — are wet with isolated patches of snow or ice on the road surface.

VDOT crews worked overnight, moving from the primary highways onto secondary roads and neighborhood streets. Many of those roads have patches of snow and ice, so drivers should continue to use caution this morning.

Road conditions will continue to improve this morning as temperatures rise above freezing. Motorists who are traveling on Monday should:

  • Clear all of the snow and ice off of their vehicle including the roof
  • Drive for the conditions by reducing speed and increasing following distance
  • Stay alert for potentially icy surfaces especially on low-volume secondary roads and on bridges, overpasses and areas of higher elevation
  • Use VDOT’s free 511 tools to know road conditions along their route and at their destination

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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