|IMMEDIATE - 4:30 p.m. UPDATE
Will Merritt 540-829-7370
Jan. 8, 2018
FREEZING RAIN AFFECTS SOME CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Motorists encouraged to drive with care, check 511 for road conditions
CULPEPER — Rain and freezing rain is falling across Central Virginia and the Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists to use caution while driving tonight and early Tuesday morning.
As of 4 p.m., some primary routes in Albemarle County are reported in minor condition with some isolated patches of slush or ice on the road surface. Secondary roads in Louisa, Madison and Rappahannock counties are also reported to be in minor condition.
The precipitation is expected to move out of the area during the overnight hours. As temperatures fall below freezing, any moisture left on the road has the potential to refreeze into black ice. VDOT crews in the Culpeper District will remain on duty to monitor conditions and treat highways as needed.
Drivers should allow for extra travel time and use caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and other areas prone to freezing.
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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