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CULP 2016-026

Feb. 15, 2016



AVOID TRAVEL THIS EVENING: FREEZING RAIN ON THE WAY
VDOT crews contending with snowfall now, will face tougher icy conditions later

CULPEPER — With roads already snow-covered, the Virginia Department of Transportation advises motorists that conditions are expected to worsen this afternoon, when a changeover to freezing rain will make roads icy and unsuitable for driving.

VDOT crews are working around the clock to plow accumulated snow and apply salt and abrasives. Freezing rain will add to their challenge and motorists should expect that even treated roads will remain slick with ice.

Road conditions are currently reported as follows:

  • Interstate 64 and I-66 – Clear with some lingering patches of snow.
  • Primary highways – Mostly snow-covered. Primary roads in Greene and Madison counties are slightly improved, but still have slick spots.
  • Secondary highways (numbered 600 and above) – Snow-covered and in many cases unplowed.

Real-time road conditions and traffic camera feeds are online at 511Virginia.org. You can also call 511 for road condition information. Details about VDOT’s winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.

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