January 29, 2014
A coating of snow is creating some problems on Central Virginia roads Wednesday morning.
Most schools in the area opted to keep their buses off the road and closed for the day.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is reporting slick roads across the region. As of 5:45 Wednesday morning, VDOT is reporting moderate snow conditions on roads like Rt. 250, Rt. 20, and Rt. 22.
A check of an incident log for fire and rescue personnel in Charlottesville and Albemarle County indicates there have been no accidents due to the weather.
Below is a news release sent by VDOT about road conditions:
In Louisa County, primary highways are reported in moderate to severe condition, with many roads in the eastern half of the county covered in three inches of snow or more. Secondary roads in Louisa and Madison counties are also significantly snow-covered. Madison’s primary highways and roads in Albemarle and Rappahannock counties are reported to be snow-covered, while patches of snow and ice are present on Interstate 64 in eastern Louisa County as well as on roads in Fluvanna County.
Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are on duty to plow and treat the roads with salt and sand for improved traction. Crews will focus their efforts first on the interstate and primary highways and shift to the secondary roads (numbered 600 and above) as conditions allow.
VDOT advises motorists to avoid travel when possible, especially in the areas hardest hit by the winter storm.
Motorists should check VDOT’s 511 travel website, www.511virginia.org, before leaving on a trip. The website is updated in real time with weather and road conditions for all highways in Virginia. Once on the road VDOT’s 511 mobile app provides real-time traffic and weather information for both iPhone and Android platforms. Travelers can also call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for real-time information on traffic and road conditions.
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