|IMMEDIATE - 4 p.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter 434-529-6314
Jan. 7, 2017
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE BUT TRAVEL REMAINS HAZARDOUS
Sub-freezing temperatures ensure slick conditions will persist through the weekend
CULPEPER — The snow has stopped across the Virginia Piedmont, where accumulations range from a trace in Fauquier County up to 4.5 inches in Louisa County. At this hour, road conditions are as follows:
Interstate 64 – Clear in Albemarle and Louisa counties.
Interstate 66 – Clear in Fauquier County.
Primary highways – Clear of snow in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties. Two exceptions are Route 22 (Louisa Road) in Albemarle County, which remains snow covered between Route 250 (Richmond Road) and Route 615 (Columbia Road), and a section of Route 522 (Zachary Taylor Highway) in Louisa County near Lake Anna, which is also snow covered. On all other primary routes motorists may encounter isolated patches of slush and ice in crossovers, turn lanes, ramps and bridges.
Secondary routes (numbered 600 and above) – Snow-covered across the area, with slightly better driving conditions reported in Culpeper, Fauquier and Madison counties.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews are working on the region’s secondary roads, plowing snow and applying salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction. Even after treatment many secondary roads will continue to have large amounts of the road surface covered with packed snow and ice and travel will remain hazardous on those roads.
With temperatures already below freezing and forecast to plummet into the teens and near zero in some areas tonight, black ice and generally hazardous driving conditions are expected overnight and through the day on Sunday. Motorists should continue to stay off the roads.
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