Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Feb. 15, 2015
HARSH WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS IN CENTRAL VA.
Motorists may encounter ice, roadway debris, blowing snow
CULPEPER — (5:30 a.m.) Motorists will encounter slick road conditions across parts of central Virginia this morning. High winds and bitter cold also continue today, making for potentially dangerous driving conditions.
Interstate 66 in Fauquier County is currently reported with icy patches, as are most roads in Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties. Secondary roads in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties are mostly snow- and ice-covered.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation continue their efforts to treat roads and will stay on duty as long as needed. However, with temperatures so low, even roads that have been treated may be slick.
Motorists should use extreme caution if traveling this morning, staying alert for debris in the roadway as well as blowing snow that reduces visibility.
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.
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