|IMMEDIATE - 11 a.m. UPDATE
Lou Hatter 540-717-2890
Jan. 17, 2018
CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Interstates, major highways clear of snow, VDOT crews clearing secondary routes
CULPEPER — Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation continue snow operations across Central Virginia as the early morning snow begins to taper to flurries. Most major highways are clear of snow and wet at this hour, but many secondary roads are reported in minor condition, meaning they have patches of slush and snow on the road surface.
Snow plow operators are shifting their work to secondary roads (numbered 600 and above) and neighborhood streets and will continue treating those roads through the day and plowing if snow accumulations are sufficient. VDOT’s goal is to complete plowing and treating roads by nightfall, when temperatures are forecast to fall well below freezing.
Travelers should continue to drive with caution, allow extra time for their drive, reduce speed and increase following distance from other vehicles. Be sure to allow extra distance between your vehicle and snow plows.
Those traveling to other areas of Virginia should check road conditions along their route since conditions may vary from their starting point. Road conditions, VDOT’s traffic camera network and weather forecasts are available using VDOT’s free 511 tools.
Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response can be found at www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp. Local updates are 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.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.