VDOT News - Culpeper
Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
Dec. 13, 2019
FREEZING RAIN MAY AFFECT TRAVEL THIS MORNING
Check 511 for road conditions, drive with care
CULPEPER — A cold rain is spreading across Central Virginia this morning and motorists may encounter freezing rain in some areas, especially in the west near the Blue Ridge Mountains and on roads at higher elevations. The Virginia Department of Transportation is cautioning drivers to be alert for freezing conditions during the next several hours.
The possibility of freezing rain is greatest in the western counties along the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the mountain passes such as Interstate 64 and Route 250 in Albemarle County, I-66 in Fauquier, Route 33 in Greene County and routes 211 and 522 in Rappahannock County.
VDOT crews in the Culpeper District are applying salt and sand in those areas where freezing rain is likely to melt any frozen precipitation and improve traction.
Drivers planning to travel Friday morning should check road conditions using VDOT’s free 511 tools. The threat of freezing rain should lessen as temperatures rise above freezing by mid-morning.
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 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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