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Lou Hatter 434-422-9866
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CULP 2009-030

March 2, 2009



MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT FREEZING CONDITIONS TONIGHT
VDOT crews will treat roads, some secondary routes still have patches of ice and snow

CULPEPER — Motorists who are traveling overnight Monday should use caution and expect to encounter freezing conditions. Most roads in Central Virginia are clear of snow and slush but moisture left on the road surface will freeze as temperatures drop well below freezing.

High winds that are forecast to continue into Tuesday may also produce some drifting and blowing snow and may also drop tree limbs and other debris on the roads.

Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation are on duty overnight to treat black ice and apply salt and sand to areas that may refreeze early Tuesday morning, including intersections, hills, curves, bridges and overpasses and roads at higher elevations. Some secondary roads may still have patches of ice and frozen slush so travel may be hazardous on those roads.

Motorists who are traveling overnight and early Tuesday morning should check road conditions along their route before they leave at www.511Virginia.org, or call 511 from any telephone in Virginia. They should also reduce speed, increase following distance from other vehicles and allow extra time to get to their destination.

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