VDOT mobilizes for another winter storm

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will report to work at 8 p.m. in the Culpeper District to prepare for the winter precipitation that is forecast to fall across Piedmont Virginia on Sunday night and early Monday morning. Counties to the west along the Blue Ridge Mountains and roads at higher elevations, including Interstate 64, I-66, U.S. 250 and other roads across the mountain passes are most likely to see accumulating snow.

Although some areas may not see significant snow motorists should check local weather and road conditions before traveling late Sunday evening through Monday morning. Pavement temperatures will be near freezing and drivers may encounter slick conditions, especially on bridge decks, ramps and turn lanes. They should be particularly cautious if they are traveling through the western counties along the Blue Ridge and on the mountain passes, including I-64, I-66, and U.S. Routes 250, 33, 211 and 522.

Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before leaving on a trip.

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