VDOT News - Culpeper
Lou Hatter 540-727-3201
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Jan. 30, 2021
VDOT CONTINUES PREPARATIONS AHEAD OF WINTER STORM
Drivers advised to avoid travel during storm; use 511 to check road conditions
CULPEPER — Crews in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District will report to work Saturday evening to ready trucks and supplies ahead of the winter storm that is expected to begin early Sunday morning.
VDOT urges motorists to monitor local forecasts and to avoid travel during the storm, as snow or ice on roadways makes travel hazardous. Those who must be on the road should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools to find out about road conditions along the route.
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.
VDOT snowplow operators and contract crews will treat roads with salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction. When the snow accumulates to about two inches, the plows will push the snow off the roadways.
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 on the district’s snow information webpage.
The Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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