VDOT News - Culpeper

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Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
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CULP 2018-079

Dec. 10, 2018



VDOT CREWS CONTINUE PLOWING, ICY CONDITIONS REPORTED
Caution on non-essential travel remains in place; check 511 for latest conditions

CULPEPER — Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors in the Culpeper District worked all night plowing and treating interstates and primary routes and will continue that work through the day Monday. VDOT advises that people postpone non-essential travel this morning

Roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange counties are snow covered and remain in moderate condition, especially the rural secondary routes. Roads in Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties range from clear to minor condition with patches of snow and ice on the road surface.

At this hour snowplow operators are still focused on Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties as well as primary highways and some high-volume secondary routes. VDOT will switch to secondary roads and neighborhoods once the main roads are passable.

With temperatures expected to remain below freezing through mid-morning Monday, motorists should avoid unnecessary travel early Monday morning. As the temperatures rise above freezing and snowplows begin clearing secondary routes, road conditions will improve through the day Monday.

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, anticipate slick conditions especially on bridges and overpasses and allow snowplow operators the right of way.

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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