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CULP 2015-035

Feb. 17, 2015



VDOT CREWS CONTINUE PLOWING ON SECONDARY ROADS
As temperatures plummet, motorists should anticipate slick conditions Wednesday

CULPEPER — Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are continuing snow removal operations overnight, concentrating their efforts on the region’s secondary roads (those numbered 600 and above).  Even after those roads are plowed many will still have a frozen layer of packed snow and ice covering the surface and will be extremely slick.

VDOT and contract snow removal crews will continue their work all night; day crews will report for duty at 8 a.m. Wednesday. VDOT’s goal is to make all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.

VDOT emphasizes that drivers should continue to drive with caution and expect to encounter slick conditions, particularly on secondary roads and during nighttime hours. With extremely cold temperatures in the forecast for the next several days motorists should expect those conditions to continue. Travelers should keep at least a half-tank of gas in their vehicle and pack a winter kit – a blanket or extra warm clothes, boots, hat and gloves – in case they become stranded.

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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