Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Jan. 18, 2013
MOST CENTRAL VA. ROADS CLEAR OF SNOW
Icy conditions reported in Fluvanna, Louisa; motorists should drive cautiously
CULPEPER – The Virginia Department of Transportation is reporting most roads across Central Virginia are clear of snow and ice this morning. The exceptions are Fluvanna and Louisa counties, where roads are in minor to moderate conditions from yesterday’s storm. Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and I-66 in Fauquier County are reported clear, with wet pavement.
In Fluvanna primary roads are reported mostly clear but with some remaining icy patches. Secondary roads in Fluvanna are reported in moderate condition, with some ice and snow still on the roads. Primary and secondary highways in Louisa County are in minor condition, with mostly clear pavement but patches of ice in some places. Roads in all other counties of VDOT’s Culpeper District are clear at this time.
VDOT crews in Fluvanna and Louisa counties are continuing to address icing on the roads in those counties and have shifted their resources to the secondary roads. In other counties crews are monitoring conditions through the morning to address any icing that happens due to the below-freezing temperatures.
Motorists are advised to continue to use caution while driving, particularly early this morning while temperatures are below freezing. They should reduce speed and allow extra time for travel. Stay alert for slick conditions, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which tend to freeze first.
Road conditions are reported to still be hazardous in other parts of Virginia, especially in southwestern Virginia. 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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