Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Feb. 25, 2015
OVERNIGHT SNOW WILL MAKE FOR SLICK A.M. TRAVEL
VDOT asks motorists to delay trips, allow crews to clear roads
CULPEPER — With more snow in the forecast for central Virginia overnight and early Thursday, the Virginia Department of Transportation advises motorists to delay their morning commute to avoid slippery roads.
VDOT crews will come on duty this evening in all nine counties of the Culpeper District. As snow begins to fall, operators will treat roads with salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction. Plowing will occur once snow accumulates to one to two inches, with crews focusing first on interstates and primary highways. Resources will be shifted to the secondary road system as conditions warrant.
Motorists are encouraged to review weather and road reports before traveling and consider alternate arrangements such as teleworking. Be advised that snow showers are in the forecast through Friday morning and may cause ongoing slick conditions.
This storm will impact travel statewide, with the largest accumulation of snow predicted in the Hampton Roads area. A crew with the VDOT Culpeper District has been deployed to the area to provide extra assistance with snow removal.
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.
The Culpeper District serves the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
Note to reporters and editors: Additional information about VDOT’s preparations for winter weather, how the agency responds to snow and ice, FAQs and information about the technology and tools VDOT uses in its winter weather response is available online at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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