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CULP 2015-003

Jan. 6, 2015

Motorists are advised to check conditions, delay travel if needed

CULPEPER — (5:30 a.m.) Winter weather has begun to move into the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District, with some slippery conditions reported on Interstate 66 and primary and secondary highways in Fauquier County.

VDOT staff reported for duty at midnight to begin monitoring conditions. Crews will apply salt and sand to the roads to aid with melting and traction and will begin plowing once snow accumulates.

Monday VDOT crews applied brine to I-66 and Route 17 in Fauquier, Route 522 in Rappahannock County, I-64 on Afton Mountain in Albemarle County and the Route 29 corridor from Madison to Fauquier. Salt brine is used as an anti-icing treatment to prevent a bond from forming between the pavement and the snow and ice.

Motorists are urged to check road conditions using 511 Virginia before leaving home and delay travel if necessary.


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