Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Dec. 8, 2013
CENTRAL VA. BEGINS TO SEE WINTER PRECIPITATION
Motorists asked to avoid travel due to forecast icy conditions
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that Interstate 66 and primary and secondary roads in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties are in minor condition. Roads in the other seven counties of Culpeper District are clear as of 11 a.m.
Crews are on duty today and throughout the storm to treat and clear roads. They will focus first on interstates and primaries, then turn their attention to secondary roads followed by subdivision streets. VDOT has coordinated with tree-removal crews, power companies and local wrecker services to ensure that all resources will be ready to quickly respond to icy conditions.
VDOT urges citizens to delay travel today if possible. Drivers are advised that if a traffic signal loses power, the intersection is treated as a four-way stop.
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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