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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
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CULP 2009-035

March 12, 2009



OVERNIGHT SNOW MAY MAKE ROADS SLICK FRIDAY MORNING
Minimal accumulation expected; VDOT crews will monitor conditions

CULPEPER — With light snow forecast to fall in parts of Central Virginia overnight residents who will travel early Friday morning are advised to use caution and be alert for the possibility of slick roads and patches of black ice.

Less than one inch of snow is expected, mixed with or changing to rain to the south and east. Temperatures are forecast to dip below freezing; that combination could create hazardous driving conditions in the early morning hours. Freezing conditions are most likely to occur in the western parts of Central Virginia, particularly on bridges and overpasses, entrance and exit ramps and crossovers as well as roads at higher elevations such as Interstate 64 and Route 250 in Albemarle County, Route 33 in Greene County, Routes 211 and 522 in Rappahannock and I-66 and Route 50 in Fauquier County.

Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation will monitor road conditions overnight and will treat cold spots with sand and salt to improve traction and prevent precipitation from freezing on the road surface.

Motorists are advised to be aware of local road conditions and weather, which can be found on the Web at www.511Virginia.org, or by dialing 511 from any telephone in Virginia.


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