VDOT News - Culpeper
Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
Jan. 31, 2021
STEADY SNOWFALL IS MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS
Most roads across Culpeper District are snow-covered; VDOT crews plowing major highways
CULPEPER — Snow is falling steadily across central and western Virginia and most roads across the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are snow covered. Crews are plowing major highways and treating the roads with sand and salt.
VDOT recommends delaying non-essential travel since the steady snow will make travel hazardous through the morning hours. Snow may be heavy at times and impair visibility. Freezing rain may be an additional hazard this afternoon in some areas. Drivers who must travel during the day Sunday should plan extra travel time and drive for the conditions by reducing speed and increasing the distance between their vehicle and others on the road.
Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and I-66 in Fauquier County are in moderate condition at this hour, with much of the road covered with snow and slush. Primary and secondary roads across the district’s nine counties, Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier,
Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties are also snow-covered and driving is hazardous.
VDOT crews are treating the interstates and primary highways and plowing as the snow accumulates to about two inches. Once the snow has stopped and interstates and primary highways are in good condition crews will shift to the secondary routes and neighborhood streets.
Additional Winter Storm Information
- Check road conditions before starting a trip: Call 511, visit 511virginia.org or download the free 511Virginia mobile app to see real-time road conditions around the state, and view traffic cameras. Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp
- Street parking: Residents can help by parking vehicles in driveways or as far onto the road shoulder as they can. This provides the most space for snowplows to completely remove snow from the travel lanes on passes through a neighborhood.
Road Condition Definitions
During winter storms, road conditions are presented on 511Virginia using three ratings: minor, moderate and severe as defined below:
Minor: Potential for patches of ice and snow on roadway; Passable with caution.
Moderate: Snow or ice is covering major portions of the roadway; Passable with caution.
Severe: A significant accumulation of snow or ice is blocking the roadway; Conditions are hazardous.
VDOT Customer Service Center
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.
The Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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