VDOT News - Culpeper
Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
Jan. 27, 2022
SNOWY WEATHER SET TO START AHEAD OF RUSH HOUR FRIDAY
VDOT is on the job pre-treating roads before the storm arrives
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation wants drivers to be aware of crews brining highways ahead of a snowstorm expected to move into the Culpeper District early Friday evening at the same time people will be traveling home from work. Predictions have most areas in the Commonwealth seeing one to three inches, but areas to the east, including Hampton Roads, could get up to six inches of snow.
The forecast shows the snow falling at a rate of about a quarter to a half inch every hour. Even though it is not predicted to be a heavy snowfall, roads could be slick and icy especially on overpasses, ramps, crossovers, and bridges overnight Friday and into Saturday morning.
Plan to take extra time during the Friday evening commute, and watch for VDOT crews working to clear trouble spots on the roadways. VDOT recommends avoiding travel once snow begins.
Visit 511Virginia.org for the latest road conditions before traveling.
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.
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