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CULP 2015-034

Feb. 17, 2015



MAJOR ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. ARE CLEAR OF SNOW
VDOT crews continue to clear secondary system, prepare for overnight refreeze

CULPEPER — Interstate 64, I-66 and primary highways across Central Virginia are reported to be wet and clear of snow this afternoon, and crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation have shifted their snow-removal operations to the region’s secondary roads.

The secondary roads, those numbered 600 and above, in VDOT’s Culpeper District are mostly clear with patches of snow in Culpeper, Greene, Orange and Rappahannock counties. In Albemarle, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Louisa and Madison the secondary roads are covered with snow and ice. VDOT’s crews will continue working on the secondary roads through the night with the goal of making all those roads passable within 48 hours after the snow ends.

Although today’s bright sunshine and relatively warm temperatures have turned much of the snow and ice on the roads to slush, as temperatures fall after dark any remaining slush will refreeze. Motorists who must travel overnight or early Wednesday morning should anticipate encountering icy conditions and alter their speed and following distances accordingly.

VDOT recommends that drivers check road conditions before they leave and allow plenty of time for their trip. 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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