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Lou Hatter 540-717-2890
Jan. 8, 2018
ICY ROAD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TONIGHT, EARLY TUESDAY
VDOT preparing for potential freezing rain; motorists should monitor forecast
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation encourages motorists to monitor the forecast and expect potential slick driving conditions during the afternoon commute today and through the early morning hours Tuesday.
The weather forecast calls for a mix of rain and light freezing rain beginning around noon through the early evening Monday. Any frozen precipitation combined with cold pavement temperatures may cause roads to be icy.
VDOT crews in the Culpeper District will work throughout the day and overnight to monitor conditions and treat roads as needed.
Motorists should consider adjusting their commute time, keep a safe following distance behind other vehicles and use caution on bridges, ramps, overpasses and other areas prone to freezing. Since the weather may vary widely by location, drives are advised to use VDOT’s free 511 tools to know road conditions along their routes and at their destination.
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.
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