VDOT News - Culpeper

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CULP 2018-075

Dec. 8, 2018



VDOT MOBILIZES IN ANTICIPATION OF WINTER STORM
With changing forecast, motorists urged to monitor road conditions before traveling

CULPEPER —Virginia Department of Transportation crews will report to work early Sunday morning to prepare for the winter weather that will reach Piedmont Virginia around daybreak Sunday.

VDOT is urging residents and travelers to pay close attention to weather forecasts and road condition reports since the track of this storm has shifted several times and conditions may vary greatly within a relatively short distance.

Crews in the nine counties of VDOT’s Culpeper District will be on duty before dawn Sunday. Snowplows will spread a mix of sand and salt to improve traction and help melt the precipitation as it falls. Once snow accumulates to about two inches, the plows will begin pushing the slushy mix off the roadways. VDOT crews will work around the clock to clear roads, beginning with interstates and primary highways, then shifting to secondary roads and neighborhoods once the main roads are passable. VDOT’s goal is to make all roads passable within 48 hours after precipitation ends.

Anyone with travel plans on Sunday, especially to the south and west of Central Virginia, should check road conditions along their route and at their destination since southern and western Virginia are expected to get more snow. Drivers should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools to find out about road conditions along the 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.

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

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