Late-Night Precipitation Could Make Roads Slick for Morning Commute

March 17, 2014

Primary roads and many secondary roads were cleared before sunset in Central Virginia on Monday, but some late-night precipitation could make the roads slick for the morning commute on Tuesday.

Some of the area was put under a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing drizzle and light freezing rain.

The fine, freezing drizzle was falling in Charlottesville around 9 p.m. That precipitation could create a thin layer of ice into the night. Not much accumulation is expected, but even a small coating could make roads slick -- especially bridges.

VDOT was able to clear primary highways Monday afternoon, but some secondary roads are still covered with snow, slush and ice. Crews will be out overnight Monday in Tuesday to target the remaining areas that still need cleared.

Any leftover slush or snow has the potential to refreeze as the temperatures dip into the night.

VDOT says travel could be hazardous Tuesday morning.

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