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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
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Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
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cell 540-717-2890
CULP 2016-130

Dec. 17, 2016



CONTINUE TO DELAY TRAVEL TO AVOID ICY CONDITIONS
VDOT crews treating roads but ice will remain until temperatures improve

CULPEPER — This morning’s freezing rain has left a lingering sheet of ice on many roads in central Virginia, creating hazardous driving conditions. Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation continue to apply salt and sand, but for motorists, the best approach is to avoid travel until temperatures warm.

As of 10 a.m. today, primary routes in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties are reported to have icy patches on their surface. Secondary roads, which are numbered 600 and above, are ice-covered and treacherous. Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties and I-66 in Fauquier County are currently clear.

VDOT asks drivers to pay close attention to weather reports and delay trips until the afternoon. If travel is unavoidable, allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Keep a safe distance behind other vehicles and use extreme caution on bridges, ramps and steep surfaces. 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. Local updates are also posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp.

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