Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 12, 2015
BE ALERT FOR BLACK ICE DURING TUESDAY A.M. COMMUTE
VDOT crews in central Va. on duty overnight in case of refreeze
CULPEPER — With below-freezing temperatures expected overnight, crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District will return to work at midnight to watch for refreezing of moisture and treat roads with salt and sand as needed.
Motorists should delay Tuesday morning travel if possible, checking road conditions before leaving home. Once on the road, drivers must stay alert for patches of black ice and localized slick spots, which are especially likely on bridges, overpasses and ramps.
Road conditions and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT updates are also on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTCulp.
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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