VDOT News - Culpeper
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Jan. 29, 2021
VDOT CREWS PREPARING FOR WINTER STORM
Residents should prepare now, monitor forecast in advance of expected storm Sunday
CULPEPER — Crews in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are preparing today for the winter storm that is forecast to affect much of the Commonwealth starting Sunday into early next week.
VDOT encourages residents to pay close attention to weather forecasts and make storm preparations today and Saturday. Travel during the storm is likely to be hazardous and should be avoided.
Crews spent Friday pretreating primary routes as well as Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and I-66 in Fauquier County. The brine solution, consisting of salt and water, will prevent a bond from forming between the pavement and the snow and ice at the onset of the storm.
Once the precipitation begins, 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.
VDOT 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.
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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