Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Dec. 20, 2009
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT ROAD CONDITION UPDATE – 9 p.m.
(Most should use caution when traveling tonight and for the morning commute)
FREDERICSKSBURG — VDOT crews have cleared all lanes on the interstate but may have some icy patches especially on bridges and overpasses. Minor conditions are reported on the primary routes and major secondary roads that connect localities, fire stations, employment hubs, military posts, schools, hospitals and other important public facilities. Refreezing may occur on these routes as temperatures fall overnight. Crews will monitor and treat these routes as necessary. Other secondary routes and subdivisions streets remain snow covered and it is unlikely that these routes will be treated overnight, however, it is VDOT’s goal to have all roads passable within 48 hours after the storm’s end.
Driving conditions remain hazardous and motorists should use extreme caution. If you are heading out be sure to call 511 for the latest road condition information or visit www.511virginia.org
For more information about VDOT’s winter weather efforts and overall winter weather information including frequently asked questions, visit www.virginiadot.org.
Road condition definitions
• Severe – drifting or partially blocked road. Snow tires or chains are necessary.
• Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Snow tires or chains are advisable.
• Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.
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