Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
March 1, 2015
MAJOR ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. ARE CLEAR AND WET
Icy patches remain on some secondary routes; motorists should drive with caution tonight
CULPEPER (5 p.m.) — Major highways across Central Virginia, including Interstate 64 and I-66, are clear of ice and snow. The remnants of today’s wintry mix linger on some secondary roads in the form of icy patches that will remain slick overnight.
Motorists who are planning to travel Sunday night and early Monday morning should be aware that moisture remaining on the major highways will likely freeze overnight creating hard-to-detect black ice conditions. Anyone with plans for long-distance travel to the north this evening should also be aware that road conditions there may be hazardous; travelers are advised to be aware of the conditions on the route they plan to drive and allow extra time for the trip.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will remain on duty overnight to address ice on secondary roads and any reports of refreezing on the major highways. Refreezing is particularly likely on bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas, as well as roads at higher elevations where the temperatures are colder.
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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