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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Feb. 15, 2016
TRAVEL NOT ADVISED ON SNOW-COVERED ROADS
VDOT crews at work to remove snow, treat slick conditions across central Virginia
CULPEPER — Overnight snow has blanketed most roads in central Virginia, and with a changeover to freezing rain expected this afternoon, the Virginia Department of Transportation advises against travel this Presidents’ Day.
Interstate 64 and the area’s primary and secondary highways are reported in moderate condition, with current snow totals of 1 to 6 inches covering the roadway. In Fauquier County, I-66 and primary roads are patchy with snow and ice; secondary roads are snow-covered.
VDOT crews have been working since Sunday evening to treat roads with salt and sand and to plow accumulated snow. They are working first on interstates and primary highways, which carry the most traffic, then turning their efforts to secondary roads, numbered 600 and above.
Motorists are advised that freezing rain, which is expected in central Virginia this afternoon, is extremely hazardous. Motorists should expect slick conditions even on treated roads, and especiall on bridges, overpasses and ramps, which freeze first.
Motorists should tune in to local media for weather information and visit 511Virginia.org or call 511 for real-time road conditions. Details about VDOT’s winter-weather preparation and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.
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