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CULP 2015-052

March 3, 2015



VDOT CREWS READY TO RESPOND TO POSSIBLE ICE TODAY
Motorists should stay tuned to weather through Friday, plan travel accordingly

CULPEPER — Motorists are advised to closely monitor weather over the next three days, with a range of conditions in the forecast that could impact travel in central Virginia.

During today’s afternoon commute, freezing rain may cause roads to be slick, especially in high elevations along the Blue Ridge. Motorists should slow down and pay close attention to bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas, which tend to freeze first.

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District have dressed and stocked their spreader trucks and are on standby to treat roads with salt and sand as needed.

VDOT is also watching the forecast and making initial preparations for another event Thursday that could bring several inches of snow to the region.

The traveling public is encouraged to use VDOT’s free 511 Virginia tools for road conditions and local media for weather updates. The agency’s updates are also on Facebook and Twitter.

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