VDOT News - Culpeper

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Will Merritt 540-829-7370
William.Merritt@vdot.virginia.gov


CULP 2018-078

Dec. 10, 2018



VDOT CREWS WILL WORK OVERNIGHT TO TREAT ROADS
Motorists should avoid unnecessary travel overnight Sunday; check 511 for latest conditions

CULPEPER — Virginia Department of Transportation crews and contractors in the Culpeper District spent Sunday plowing and treating interstates and primary routes and will continue to work overnight.

Snow is forecast to move out of the area by early Monday morning. Snowplow operators remain focused on treating Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties as well as primary highways and high-volume secondary routes. VDOT will switch to secondary roads and neighborhoods once the main roads are passable.

As of 10 p.m., roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange counties are snow covered and remain in moderate condition. Roads in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties range from clear to minor condition with patches of snow and ice on the road surface.

With temperatures expected to remain below freezing through mid-morning Monday, motorists should avoid unnecessary travel overnight Sunday and consider postponing travel early Monday morning until temperatures rise above 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, 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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