VDOT News - Culpeper
|IMMEDIATE - 6 a.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
Jan. 3, 2022
SNOW SPREADING ACROSS PIEDMONT VIRGINIA
Motorists Urged to Avoid Non-Essential Travel During Storm
CULPEPER — Snow is falling across the Virginia Department of Transportation's Culpeper District and is expected to affect travel today in the district’s nine counties. At this hour weather impacts are limited to the western area near the Blue Ridge Mountains, where minor conditions are reported in Rappahannock, Fauquier and Greene counties, with patches of slush on the roadways.
Heavy snow is expected to continue through the morning, with significant accumulations in a short period of time. Later today high winds will add to the hazardous conditions with the potential for trees and debris to fall on roads.
VDOT crews and contractors are deployed across the district, working on Interstate 64, -66 and primary highways. They are treating the roads with a mix of sand and salt to improve traction and help melt the snow. Once the snow and slush accumulates to about two inches the plows will push the snow off the roadways. Crews will work around the clock to clear roads, shifting onto secondary roads and neighborhood streets once the main roads are cleared.
VDOT urges the public to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm since road conditions are likely to be hazardous. Those who must be on the road during the storm should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools to find out about road conditions along the route.
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or contact us online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.
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 the district’s snow emergency webpage.
The Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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