Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Feb. 26, 2015
SNOW REMOVAL CREWS PLOWING SECONDARY SYSTEM
Crews will continue work overnight, motorists should beware refreeze as temperature drops
CULPEPER (5 p.m.) — The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that the interstate and primary highways in the nine counties of VDOT’s Culpeper District are clear of snow and traffic is moving freely. Crews have shifted their efforts to the region’s secondary roads, with most of the effort at this hour on low-volume rural routes and unpaved gravel roads.
As of 5 p.m. road conditions in VDOT’s Culpeper District are as follows:
• Interstate 64 – Clear and wet.
• Interstate 66 – Clear and wet.
• Primary highways – Clear and wet.
• Secondary highways (numbered 600 and above) – Mostly clear conditions with slushy patches are reported in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Rappahannock counties. Secondary routes in Fauquier and Orange counties are reported clear of snow.
VDOT’s snow-removal operations have been helped by above-freezing temperatures and intermittent sunshine during the afternoon. Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing overnight so any moisture remaining on the roads is likely to freeze. Motorists should plan accordingly to avoid icy conditions, especially during morning travel when traffic volumes are likely to be high.
Motorists should also be alert for VDOT equipment, including tractors and similar equipment, working in highway crossovers and on the road shoulders. That equipment is used to push snow back from the shoulders and open crossovers, shoulders and turn lanes to their full width.
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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