Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 27, 2015
COMMUTERS SHOULD USE CAUTION IN CENTRAL VA.
Most roads reported to have icy spots; snow still falling in some localities
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation advises that motorists will encounter icy patches on many roads in central Virginia during the Tuesday morning commute, and in some locations snow will continue falling until mid-morning.
At this hour roads in Louisa, Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock are reported in minor condition, with some slick spots. Some secondary roads in Fluvanna and Orange counties are also in minor condition.
VDOT crews will continue working to treat roads until the storm passes.
Motorists should be sure to check closings and closely monitor weather and road conditions before leaving home. Follow these tips if you choose to venture out on the roads:
- Slow down and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
- Keep a safe distance behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing the road.
- Use caution on bridges, overpasses and ramps, which tend to freeze first.
- Be especially careful on roads carrying less traffic, such as subdivision streets.
More from VDOT
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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