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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
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CULP 2014-063

March 25, 2014



MOST HIGHWAYS IN CENTRAL VA. CLEAR OF SNOW
Some secondary roads have icy patches; potential for refreeze as temperatures fall tonight


CULPEPER — Interstate 64 and I-66 as well as most of the primary highways in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are reported clear of snow. Route 33 in Greene County and the primary highways in Orange and Rappahannock counties still have patches of snow and slush on the road surface; all other counties are reporting primary highways are clear but wet.

The secondary roads in the district’s nine counties are also in minor condition, mostly clear and wet with patches of snow and ice in shady areas where the pavement temperatures are lower.

Motorists who plan to travel overnight should keep in mind that roads may become slick when the temperature drops below freezing later this evening. Any remaining water, snow or slush on the roads will refreeze as temperatures fall after dark and those roads may be slick early Wednesday morning.

VDOT crews will continue working overnight to address any freezing conditions created by the falling temperatures.

Anyone planning to travel should 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.


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