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Jan. 26, 2015
SNOW STILL IN OVERNIGHT FORECAST FOR CENTRAL VA.
VDOT advises motorists to plan for slick conditions due to low pavement temps
CULPEPER — With today’s rain expected to turn to snow later this evening, crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will be on duty across central Virginia to treat and plow roads as needed.
Some winter weather has already affected Madison, Rappahannock and Fauquier counties, where road conditions are reported mostly clear with some slick spots.
VDOT encourages motorists to check weather and road conditions before their evening commute. With pavement temperatures below freezing overnight, roads are likely to be slick in the morning as well.
Winter weather driving tips
- Slow down and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
- Keep a safe distance behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing the road.
- Use caution on bridges, overpasses and ramps, which tend to freeze first.
- Be especially careful on roads carrying less traffic, such as subdivision streets.
More from VDOT
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.
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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