VDOT News - Culpeper

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CULP 2018-072

Nov. 15, 2018



VDOT CREWS CLEARING ROADS OF WINTRY MIX
Travelers urged to monitor road conditions, be alert to overnight refreeze

CULPEPER — Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation continue winter operations as a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain continues to fall across Virginia’s Piedmont.

VDOT got to work at midnight in preparation for the early morning storm. Since then plows are spreading a mix of salt and sand to improve traction and help melt the slushy mix. Most of the frozen precipitation is falling in the western areas near the Blue Ridge Mountains. Roads in Fluvanna, Louisa, Orange and Albemarle counties are reported clear while roads in Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison and Greene counties are wet with patches of slush.

VDOT crews will continue to address freezing conditions overnight and coordinate closely with tree removal and utility crews as needed.  

Those planning to drive Thursday night and early Friday morning should be alert for icy conditions in case the moisture on the roads freezes if pavement temperatures drop below freezing. Those who must travel should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools before leaving to find out about road conditions.

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.

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

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