VDOT News - Culpeper

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CULP 2018-028

March 11, 2018



VDOT PREPARES FOR LATE-WINTER STORM
Monitor local weather; use 511 Virginia for road conditions

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District is preparing for a late-winter storm that is forecast to bring rain and snow to Central Virginia late Sunday through Monday evening.

Crews are preparing equipment and will report to work at midnight tonight. Once snow begins to fall, VDOT operators will treat roads with sand and salt to improve traction and aid melting. They will begin plowing if snow accumulates to a depth of about two inches on the road surface. Crews will first focus on interstates and primary highways before shifting to secondary routes.

Since the weather may vary widely by location, drivers are advised to use VDOT’s free 511 tools to know road conditions along their routes and at their destination.

Motorists are encouraged to monitor local forecasts and drive for the conditions by reducing speed and increasing following distance.

Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates are also 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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