Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Dec. 28, 2012
VDOT PREPARED FOR WEEKEND SNOW
Motorists advised to check 511 before traveling, drive with caution
CULPEPER — Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will report to work at midnight in advance of the winter storm forecast to impact Central Virginia early Saturday morning.
Accumulation of one to two inches is expected, with snow changing over to rain by midday. Motorists are likely to encounter wet pavement Saturday and are advised to drive with caution. Stay alert for slick or icy spots, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which tend to freeze first. During bad weather motorists should allow extra time for travel, reduce speed and increase following distance.
VDOT will monitor conditions on Saturday and will adjust staffing and equipment levels as needed.
Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before leaving on a trip. The website is updated in real time with weather and road conditions for all highways in Virginia. Once on the road VDOT’s 511 mobile app provides real-time traffic and weather information for both iPhone and Android platforms. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.
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 online at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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