Wintry Weather In Forecast Saturday Night

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VDOT plow outsdie Devils Backbone on Rt. 151. (Heidi Crandall) Roseland, VA. © 2009 NelsonCountyLife.com

 

Crews are pre-treating roads today; residents urged to be weather-aware over the weekend

VDOT-CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning drivers to watch for slick spots on roadways starting Saturday night going into Sunday morning. Trucks are out today applying brine on interstates and primary routes ahead of the forecast winter storm.

The forecast calls for rain after 7 p.m. Saturday, transitioning into snow overnight. The Culpeper District is expecting accumulations anywhere from one-half to several inches of snow with overnight temperatures hovering near freezing.  Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses, ramps and crossovers where the road might be icy. VDOT will be out to clear any trouble spots.

The snow is expected to continue Sunday morning with another inch of accumulation. Watch for slick areas in parking lots and on sidewalks. High temperatures during the day are expected to range between 36 and 38 and will drop well below freezing Sunday night, leading to freezing conditions Monday morning.

Visit 511Virginia.org for the latest road conditions before traveling. VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or contact us online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.

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.

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