Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Feb. 17, 2015
ROADS SNOW-COVERED, TREACHEROUS IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews busy plowing, treating roads; motorists should continue vigilance
CULPEPER — (5 a.m.) With some additional snowfall and frigid temperatures overnight, Interstates 64, I-66 and all primary and secondary roads in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District remain snow-covered and icy at this hour.
VDOT crews have been on duty overnight, working to clear and treat interstates and primary highways in central Virginia. Some high-volume secondary roads have also been addressed. VDOT’s goal is to make all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.
Motorists should delay travel if possible. VDOT asks those who must get behind the wheel to exercise extreme caution, allow extra time and be prepared for delays.
How you can help
- Postpone non-essential travel until after the storm passes and roads are in good condition.
- If you must travel, check weather and road conditions before you leave. Allow plenty of time for the trip. Drive for conditions: slow down and leave plenty of space between you and other vehicles. Do not pass snow plows.
- Clear all your vehicle’s windows and remove snow from the roof and other surfaces. Keep an emergency kit in the car, including a shovel, sand or other abrasive, a blanket and a flashlight. Keep your gas tank at least half full.
- Shovel snow from your driveway to the right as you face the street. This will minimize the snow pushed into the driveway by plows clearing the road. Consider waiting to shovel the last several feet closest to the street until after plows have passed.
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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