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Feb. 14, 2015

Virginians advised to monitor travel conditions, take precautions against cold

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation is prepared to respond to the extreme cold, high winds and snow forecast in central Virginia this Valentine’s Day.

Crews across most of the VDOT Culpeper District will report to work by midday. Though little accumulation is expected, wet roads are likely to refreeze as temperatures drop near the single digits this evening. VDOT staff will remain on duty throughout to treat roads with salt to aid melting and sand for traction.

Wind gusts of more than 50 miles per hour are also in the forecast. VDOT works in close coordination with tree-removal contractors and utility companies in the event of downed trees and power lines that impact travel.

Motorists should use caution during winter weather, slowing down and paying close attention to bridges, overpasses and ramps, which tend to freeze first. Be sure to keep blankets and other emergency supplies in your car in case of a breakdown.

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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