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CULP 2018-022

Feb. 17, 2018

VDOT advises motorists to check 511 before traveling, expect slick spots Sunday morning

CULPEPER — A wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain continues to fall across Central Virginia with road conditions ranging from wet to snow-covered depending on the location.

Roads south of Madison County are mainly wet. Drivers may encounter isolated patches of snow on the road surface in Madison and Culpeper counties and on Interstate 66 in Fauquier County.  Major and secondary roads in Rappahannock County are reported in moderate condition with snow or ice covering much of the road surface.

Pavement temperatures are expected to fall below freezing before sunrise on Sunday. Any moisture left on the road has the potential to refreeze into black ice. VDOT night shift crews will report to work at 8 p.m. Saturday to continue treating roads with salt and sand to aid melting and improve traction.

Drivers who must travel should reduce speed, increase following distance and use VDOT’s free 511 tools before leaving to check road conditions along their 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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