Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 27, 2009
Motorists may encounter icy roads this evening - 5 p.m. update
Morning commute may be slippery
FREDERICKSBURG — VDOT crews will work through the night monitoring road conditions and applying chemicals and abrasives as needed. Temperatures across the region are expected to be near or below freezing overnight, with periods of sleet and freezing rain. There is a potential for icy road conditions, particularly on bridges and overpasses, creating hazardous driving tonight and for tomorrow’s morning commute.
VDOT urges motorists to observe the following winter driving tips:
· Make sure your vehicle is winter ready.
· Keep an emergency driving kit in your car and wear your seatbelt.
· Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
· Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges.
· When driving on ice, don’t slam on your brakes. Travel gently. Turn slowly. Sudden changes can cause your car to spin out of control.
For real time travel information call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org. For winter preparedness information, visit: www.virginiadot.org/news/snowseason.asp
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