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CULP 2015-033

Feb. 17, 2015



CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON INTERSTATES, PRIMARY ROADS
VDOT snow removal operations continue across central Virginia

CULPEPER — Roads in central Virginia range from clear and wet to completely snow-covered, making it essential that drivers check conditions before traveling.

As of 11 a.m. Interstate 66 in Fauquier County is reported clear. I-64 and primary roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties are mostly clear with some snowy patches. All other roads in VDOT’s Culpeper District remain covered in snow.

As temperatures rise enough this afternoon to allow the effective use of salt, crews will continue to work toward clearing high-volume roadways. Later today VDOT also expects to shift snow removal operations onto the secondary road system, which includes routes numbered 600 and above. The agency’s goal is to make all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.

Motorists are advised that refreezing of moisture on the road surface will occur overnight, resulting in black ice. Plan ahead for slick conditions during the Wednesday morning commute.

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 posted on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTCulp.

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