Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Feb. 26, 2015
TRACE OF SNOW ENOUGH TO MAKE ROADS SLICK
Motorists should use free 511 tools to check on roads before travel
CULPEPER — (5 a.m.) With snow falling lightly across central Virginia, motorists are advised to expect slippery road conditions when they venture out for their morning commute.
At this hour, primary and secondary highways in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are reported to have slick, snowy patches. Interstates 64 and 66 are currently clear.
VDOT crews are currently treating roads with salt to aid melting and sand for traction. Once snow accumulates to one to two inches, operators can begin plowing, focusing first on interstates and high-volume primary routes. Secondary roads are tended to when conditions warrant.
Before leaving home this morning, motorists should check weather and road conditions. Use extra caution when driving on slick roads: slow down, increase following distance and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Always wear your seatbelt.
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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