Late Sunday, early Monday roads could be icy

A bulletin from VDOT’s Culpeper District:

With freezing rain forecast for this evening and early Monday, the Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing its equipment and materials and asks the public to closely monitor road conditions before traveling.

Crews in VDOT’s Culpeper District will report for duty at 8 p.m. tonight to monitor conditions and treat roads with salt and sand as needed.

Areas along the Blue Ridge Mountains are most likely to receive freezing precipitation. However, rain is in the forecast throughout the region, and with pavement temperatures hovering near freezing, icy spots could result on roads even in low-lying areas.

This evening and early Monday, motorists should check road conditions and consider delaying non-essential travel. Be alert for black ice and use extra caution on bridges, overpasses and ramps, as these areas tend to freeze first.

Road conditions and other real-time travel information can be found on the 511 Virginia website, the free VDOT 511 mobile app or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. VDOT updates are also on Facebook and the district’s Twitter account, @VaDOTCulp.

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