Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Feb. 1, 2008
Roads Clear, Crews on Call for Icing, Trees
Route 250 Closed in Augusta County Due to Downed Power Lines
CULPEPER – Crews from the Virginia Department
of Transportation will monitor road conditions overnight and respond to any
reports of icing or fallen trees. Roads across
Route 250 in
There is a possibility of patches of ice
forming in the early morning hours Saturday as temperatures fall before dawn.
There is significant moisture remaining on the roads as well as in the air and
that may result in slick road surfaces, particularly on bridges, overpasses,
ramps, turn lanes and other areas with limited traffic. Roads in the western
counties near the
The freezing rain that fell across
VDOT crews have been out since Thursday evening treating roads in advance of the storm. Most storm operations have been completed but small crews will remain on duty overnight to respond to any reports of icing or fallen trees. Motorists should continue to use caution while traveling Friday night and Saturday morning since they may encounter icy patches, particularly on secondary roads.
With sunshine and temperatures in the 50s
forecast for the next several days the effects of Friday’s storm are not
expected to linger beyond Saturday morning. Motorists can get real-time traffic
and weather information by calling 511 from any telephone in
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.