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CULP 2015-50

Feb. 28, 2015



WINTRY MIX AIMS TO MAKE ROADS SLICK
Motorists should avoid unnecessary travel Sunday

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation advises motorists that travel may be hazardous tomorrow in central Virginia. Snow is expected to begin early Sunday and turn to sleet then freezing rain, with slick road conditions expected throughout the day.

Crews with VDOT’s Culpeper District will report to work at midnight to ready equipment and supplies for this latest round of winter weather. Operators will spread salt and sand to help prevent ice from bonding to the road surface and to aid traction. Plowing will occur if snow accumulates to one to two inches.

Motorists should avoid travel tomorrow if possible, since freezing rain presents dangerous driving conditions including ice-covered roads and reduced visibility. If you must get behind the wheel, drive slowly and pay particular attention to bridges, overpasses and other locations that tend to freeze first. Always wear your seatbelt.

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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