VDOT News - Culpeper

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Will Merritt 540-829-7370
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CULP 2018-080

Dec. 10, 2018



ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE BUT WATCH FOR REFREEZE
VDOT advises motorists to postpone unnecessary travel, check 511 for road conditions

CULPEPER — Sunny skies and temperatures above freezing have helped Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors in the Culpeper District improve road conditions.

Snowplow operators worked through the day Monday to treat secondary roads. As of 4 p.m., Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and primary roads in the district’s nine counties are mostly clear. Secondary roads range from clear to minor condition with isolated patches of snow and slush on the road surface.

Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing overnight Monday. Any moisture on the road has the potential to refreeze into black ice. VDOT crews will remain on duty to treat roads as needed.  

Drivers planning to travel overnight Monday or early Tuesday morning should plan for extra travel time, drive for the conditions by reducing speed and use VDOT’s free 511 tools to check road conditions along their route.

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

VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.

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