Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Jan. 14, 2015
WINTRY MIX MAKING ROADS SLICK THIS MORNING
Check road conditions in your area before traveling, be alert for icy spots
CULPEPER — Thanks to the wintry mix falling across central Virginia, roads could be slick for Wednesday morning commuters. Motorists are reminded to closely review conditions before leaving home and take precautions like reducing traveling speed and allowing plenty of time to reach their destinations.
At this hour, patches of ice and snow are reported on primary and secondary highways in Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Madison and Orange counties. Some secondary roads in Albemarle County are also slick in spots.
VDOT crews have been on duty since last night and are treating roads with salt to aid melting and sand for traction. Interstates 64 and 66 were pretreated with brine and are currently reported clear and wet.
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.
Note to reporters and editors: Additional information about VDOT’s preparations for winter weather, how the agency responds to snow and ice, FAQs and information about the technology and tools VDOT uses in its winter weather response is available online at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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