Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Feb. 20, 2015
VDOT RAMPING UP FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW
Motorists must stay vigilant, be prepared for slick conditions, continued frigid temperatures
CULPEPER — As central Virginia braces for as much as nine inches of snow in Saturday’s forecast, crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are readying equipment and supplies today in preparation for the approaching storm.
VDOT crews will report to work early Saturday morning to apply sand and salt to the roads as snow begins to fall. Plowing will begin on interstates and primary roads once roads are covered by one to two inches of snow. After interstates and primary roads have been cleared, equipment operators will work to treat secondary roads and neighborhood streets.
Motorists are encouraged to monitor weather forecasts and adjust travel plans during the height of the storm. As frigid temperatures linger in the region, cold pavement temperatures may cause roads to become slick and quickly snow-covered.
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.
The Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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