Lou Hatter 434-422-9866
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Feb. 14, 2014
CREWS CONTINUE WORK TO PLOW SECONDARY SYSTEM
More snow in the forecast overnight, motorists should monitor weather, road conditions
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation continues snow-removal operations today with crews focusing on the secondary roads in the nine counties of the Culpeper District. Many secondary roads have at least one lane open and crews will work through the day to make all secondary roads passable. Once all roads are open the crews will return to plow the roads to their full width and push snow back onto the shoulders.
VDOT’s goal is to make all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends. Residents with driveways should not clear the last few feet to the curb until after the road is plowed and shovel snow to the right as you face the street. Motorists should also remember that patches of snow and ice may remain after the roads are plowed and may be slick in those spots.
Interstate 64, I-66 and the region’s primary highways are clear of snow and ice. Crews are completing snow removal in the turn lanes, intersections and crossovers and motorists should be alert for traffic controls and equipment working in those areas.
More snow is forecast to affect the region Friday night and Saturday morning, so people planning to be on the road during that period should be aware that winter weather may affect their travel. VDOT crews will remain on duty overnight Friday to respond to that storm as well as continue snow-removal operations from Thursday’s storm.
As winter weather continues to affect much of Virginia, VDOT recommends that anyone considering travel check the conditions along their route and at their destination and plan their trip accordingly. VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, 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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