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CULP 2018-015

Feb. 4, 2018

VDOT crews will be on duty overnight to monitor for black ice

CULPEPER — Roads across the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Culpeper District are mostly wet as temperatures have risen above freezing and precipitation has turned to rain. Motorists may encounter isolated patches of snow or ice on bridges, ramps, overpasses and on roads carrying less traffic.

Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing overnight Sunday. Any moisture left on the road will likely refreeze. VDOT night shift crews will report to work at 8 p.m. Sunday to monitor conditions and treat any slick spots with salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction.

Drivers planning to travel overnight Sunday and early Monday morning should reduce speed, plan for extra travel time and check road conditions using VDOT’s free 511 tools.

Additional information about winter-weather preparations and response are 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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