Lou Hatter 434-422-9866
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 29, 2014
ROAD CONDITIONS VARY GREATLY ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Motorists advised to know road conditions before travel by checking 511
CULPEPER — Accumulated snow is present on some roads in Central Virginia at this hour, while others remain clear.
In Louisa County, primary highways are reported in moderate to severe condition, with many roads in the eastern half of the county covered in three inches of snow or more. Secondary roads in Louisa and Madison counties are also significantly snow-covered. Madison’s primary highways and roads in Albemarle and Rappahannock counties are reported to be snow-covered, while patches of snow and ice are present on Interstate 64 in eastern Louisa County as well as on roads in Fluvanna County.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are on duty to plow and treat the roads with salt and sand for improved traction. Crews will focus their efforts first on the interstate and primary highways and shift to the secondary roads (numbered 600 and above) as conditions allow.
VDOT advises motorists to avoid travel when possible, especially in the areas hardest hit by the winter storm.
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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