Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
March 5, 2014
WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS ON SECONDARY ROADS
Primary highways are clear; motorists should reduce speed, drive with caution
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation advises motorists to use caution during the Wednesday morning commute. Persistent packed snow and ice make for slippery conditions on some secondary roads in VDOT’s nine-county Culpeper District. Black ice may also be present in spots.
Interstate 64, I-66 and the region’s primary roads are clear, with the exception of Route 230 in Greene County, which still has patches of slush and ice on the surface.
Secondary roads are in minor condition, with patches of snow and ice, in Albemarle, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison and Rappahannock counties. Secondary roads in Louisa County are still mostly snow-covered. Those in Culpeper and Orange counties are reported clear of ice.
Crews will continue plowing and snow removal today and anticipate assistance from warmer temperatures and sunshine. That work will include returning to roads already plowed to open them to their full width.
Road conditions may vary greatly across Virginia and 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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