VDOT News - Culpeper
|IMMEDIATE - 5:30 p.m. UPDATE
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Dec. 9, 2018
ROAD CONDITIONS DETERIORATE AS WINTER STORM CONTINUES
Motorists urged to avoid non-essential travel during storm; check 511 for updated information
CULPEPER —The Virginia Department of Transportation is urging motorists to stay off the roads as snow continues to fall across Central Virginia.
As of 5 p.m., roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange counties are snow covered and in moderate condition.
VDOT crews and contractors will continue working around the clock on Interstate 64, primary highways and high-volume secondary roads to keep them passable. Snowplows are spreading a mix of sand and salt to improve traction and help melt the precipitation as it falls. Crews will switch to secondary roads and neighborhoods once the main roads are passable.
Driving conditions are expected to deteriorate through the night as temperatures fall well below freezing.
If travel is a must, drivers are advised to use VDOT’s free 511 tools to find out about road conditions along their route and at their destination. Motorists are reminded to slow down and allow snowplow operators the right of way.
VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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