Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Feb. 10, 2011
SLICK CONDITIONS REPORTED ON SOME ROADS IN CENTRAL VA.
Interstates clear, motorists should use caution on snow-covered secondary roads
CULPEPER — Motorists who must travel early this morning should check conditions before leaving and expect to encounter slippery conditions on secondary roads across Central Virginia. Crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have been working all night spreading sand and salt on the roads to improve traction and help melt the snow but many roads still have some patches of snow, particularly on secondary roads and neighborhood streets.
Interstate 64 is reported to be clear this morning in Albemarle County but there are some snowy patches reported in Louisa County. I-66 is also clear and wet in Fauquier County east into Northern Virginia. Primary highways in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Rappahannock counties are reported in minor condition, mostly clear and wet with patches of snow.
VDOT crews have worked overnight and the interstates and primary highways have been treated with salt and sand. Crews are shifting to the secondary roads and will continue that work this morning. Road conditions are expected to improve later in the morning as temperatures rise above freezing.
Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel web site, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including I-64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) to report road hazards or ask transportation-related questions.
Note to reporters and editors: Additional information about VDOT’s preparations for winter weather, how the agency responds to snow and ice, FAQs and information about the technology and tools VDOT uses in its winter weather response is available on the Web, www.virginiadot.org/newsroom/statewide/2010/virginia_ready_for_severe49569.asp
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