Lou Hatter (540) 717-2890
CULP 2018-021

Feb. 17, 2018

Travelers urged to monitor forecasts, road conditions Saturday afternoon and evening

CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District is again preparing for a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and rain that is expected to reach the region late Saturday afternoon and continue through the night.

Crews will apply brine Saturday morning on Interstate 66 and primary routes in areas where temperatures are forecast to be near freezing when the precipitation begins. VDOT crews will report for snow removal duties at noon on Saturday to complete preparations. Once the storm begins, they will use salt and sand to help melt the ice and improve traction and plow if there is sufficient accumulation of snow.

If the forecast for near-freezing temperatures on Saturday evening holds and roads become icy, VDOT urges motorists to delay non-essential travel until temperatures warm and the wintry mix turns to rain. Those who must travel should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools before leaving to find out about know road conditions along the route.

Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at Local updates are posted to

VDOT’s Culpeper District includes the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock.


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