Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Dec. 10, 2013
CENTRAL VIRGINIA ROADS ARE CLEAR OF SNOW AND ICE
VDOT crews on duty overnight; motorists should expect freezing conditions Tuesday morning
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation reports all roads in the Culpeper District’s nine counties are clear of snow and ice. Many roads are still wet and patches of slush and standing water are likely on secondary roads so motorists should still drive with caution.
Temperatures are forecast to drop well below freezing overnight and there will likely be black ice conditions Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Black ice may form where water has run back into the roadways. It is also likely to form on bridges, overpasses, ramps and turn lanes, as well as roads near water and at high elevations.
VDOT crews will be on duty Monday night to apply salt and sand to any areas where refreezing is reported. Motorists who are traveling overnight and early Tuesday morning should expect to encounter black ice and drive with caution. Reduce speed and allow plenty of space between vehicles, and allow extra time to reach your destination.
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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