|IMMEDIATE - 6 a.m.
Lou Hatter 540-717-2890
Dec. 9, 2017
LIGHT SNOW FALLING ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Motorists should monitor road conditions, forecast before travel on Saturday
CULPEPER — Light snow is falling across Central Virginia but the precipitation has not yet affected travel in the region. Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are monitoring conditions and will begin plowing once the snow accumulates on the road surfaces.
The snow is forecast to continue falling through early to mid-afternoon and may accumulate several inches along the Route 29 corridor. Areas to the east may see more snow. Temperatures are near freezing and may cause icing on bridges, ramps and other elevated surfaces, particularly to the west near the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Motorists should anticipate slushy and slick conditions on roads through Saturday afternoon and should check local weather and road conditions before leaving. Drivers are asked to not pass a snowplow or spreader and to keep a safe following distance behind all other vehicles.
VDOT crews in the Culpeper District will work throughout the day to treat the roads with salt and sand to improve traction and aid melting, and will begin to plow snow once it accumulates to about 2 inches. Crews will first focus on the interstates and primary highways before shifting to secondary routes.
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 and on the district’s snow information webpage.
VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.
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