Culpeper Information

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Status Updates

Dec. 10, 8 p.m. 

  • Temperatures will fall well below freezing overnight Monday. Please stay off the roads until temperatures rise above freezing on Tuesday. VDOT crews remain on duty to treat slick spots. 
  • If you must travel overnight Monday or early Tuesday, please use extreme caution, allow for extra travel time and reduce speed.
  • Check road conditions on 511Virginia.org before driving. 

Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. 

  • Roads are mostly clear with isolated patches of snow and slush on the road surface.
  • Sunny skies and above freezing temperatures helped us make significant progress today. 
  • Snowplow operators worked through the day Monday to treat secondary roads. 
  • As temperatures fall below freezing overnight Monday, any moisture left on the roads will likely refreeze into black ice. 
  • Please use extreme caution if you must travel overnight Monday or early Tuesday morning. Consider delaying travel until temperatures rise above freezing on Tuesday. Expect slick driving conditions. 

Dec. 10, 12:30 p.m. 

  • Road conditions are improving. Main roads including the interstate are mostly clear with isolated patches of snow or slush. 
  • VDOT crews are plowing and treating secondary roads. 
  • If you plan to drive, please clear all of the snow off of your vehicle including the roof. 
  • Road conditions are available on 511Virginia.org.  

Dec. 10, 7:30 a.m. 

  • VDOT crews and contractors worked all night plowing and treating interstates and primary routes and will continue working today.
  • At this hour, VDOT remains focused on Interstate 64 in Albemarle and Louisa counties as well as primary highways and some high-volume secondary roads. 
  • As the temperatures rise above freezing and snowplows begin clearing secondary routes, road conditions will improve through the day Monday. 
  • Roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange counties are snow covered and remain in moderate condition, especially the rural secondary routes. 
  • Roads in Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties range from clear to minor condition with patches of snow and ice on the road surface.
  • Drivers are advised to use VDOT’s free 511 tools to find out about road conditions along their route and at their destination.

Dec. 9, 10:15 p.m. 

  • VDOT crews and contractors will continue working overnight Sunday to plow and treat interstates, primary highways and high-volume secondary roads.
  • Crews will switch to secondary roads and neighborhoods as soon as the main roads are passable. 
  • As of 10 p.m., roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange counties are snow covered and remain in moderate condition. Roads in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties range from clear to minor condition with patches of snow and ice on the road surface.
  • Continue to avoid unnecessary travel overnight Sunday and consider postponing travel early Monday morning until temperatures rise above freezing.
  • Road conditions are available on 511Virginia.org. Reduce speed, anticipated slick conditions especially on bridges and overpasses and allow snowplow operators the right of way.

Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. 

  • VDOT urges motorists to stay off the roads as snow continues to fall across Central Virginia.
  • As of 5 p.m., roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison and Orange counties are snow covered and in moderate condition.
  • VDOT crews and contractors will continue working around the clock on Interstate 64, primary highways and high-volume secondary roads to keep them passable. 
  • Crews will switch to secondary roads and neighborhoods once the main roads are passable. 
  • Driving conditions are expected to deteriorate through the night as temperatures fall well below freezing.
  • If travel is a must, drivers are advised to use VDOT’s free 511 tools to find out about road conditions along their route and at their destination. Motorists are reminded to slow down and allow snowplow operators the right of way.

Dec. 9, 9 a.m. 

  • VDOT is closely monitoring the weather forecast and is prepared for winter weather.
  • Crews reported for duty early Sunday morning and will work around the clock to clear roads, beginning with interstates and primary highways, then shifting to secondary roads and neighborhoods once the main roads are passable. 
  • Snowplows will spread a mix of sand and salt to improve traction and help melt the precipitation as it falls.
  • VDOT’s goal is to make all roads passable within 48 hours after precipitation ends.
  • Anyone with travel plans on Sunday, especially to the south and west of Central Virginia, should use VDOT’s free 511 tools to check road conditions along their route and at their destination.

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We maintain 10,465 lane-miles in nine counties — Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock — to include interstates 64 and 66 and all primary and secondary roads. The city of Charlottesville and the towns of Culpeper, Orange and Warrenton maintain their own street system. To learn more about emergency operations in one of these localities, visit:

City of Charlottesville | Town of Culpeper | Town of Orange | Town of Warrenton

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For information about weather and emergency response, visit:

National Weather Service - Baltimore/Washington | Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)

 

 

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