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CULP 2015-037

Feb. 19, 2015



VDOT WARNS OF HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT
Below zero wind chills, drifting snow will make driving dangerous in some areas

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation cautions motorists that extremely low temperatures and wind chills well below zero will create dangerous driving conditions overnight Thursday and early Friday morning. Blowing and drifting snow in some areas may decrease visibility, adding to the hazards.

Snow removal operations in VDOT’s Culpeper District are wrapping up and crews will be available to respond to any reports of slick roads or weather-related incidents overnight.

VDOT emphasizes that motorists should remain vigilant, slow down and allow plenty of time for travel overnight and on Friday. Anyone driving in this weather should have a winter emergency kit in the car, including a blanket or warm clothing, hat, boots and gloves, an ice scraper and shovel. Travelers should expect to encounter slick conditions for several days and monitor weather forecasts since another winter storm is possible this weekend.

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 posted on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTCulp.

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