Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Feb. 3, 2010
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT FREEZING CONDITIONS TONIGHT
Some secondary routes are still snow-covered, VDOT advises caution while driving
CULPEPER — Motorists who are traveling overnight Wednesday should use caution and expect to encounter freezing conditions. Interstate and primary highways across Piedmont Virginia are clear of snow but moisture left on the road surface will freeze tonight as temperatures drop well below freezing.
Secondary roads in Fluvanna, Fauquier, Culpeper, Orange, Louisa and Rappahannock counties are mostly clear but some patches of ice and snow may remain. In Albemarle, Greene and Madison counties many secondary roads still have significant amounts of hard-packed snow and ice covering the road surface.
Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation will be on duty overnight to treat black ice and apply salt and sand to areas that may refreeze early Thursday morning, including intersections, hills, curves, bridges and overpasses and roads at higher elevations.
Motorists who are traveling late Wednesday night and early Thursday 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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