Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Dec. 26, 2010
CREWS CONTINUE CLEARING PRIMARY ROUTES IN HARDEST HIT AREAS
High winds in the forecast may mean blowing snow and downed trees
FREDERICKSBURG— VDOT crews assigned to the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula region continue clearing snow on the primary routes. Secondary routes and subdivision streets in those counties are reported as moderate to severe. High wind gusts are forecasted to begin during the evening hours that may cause blowing snow and downed trees. Motorists are encouraged to limit travel if all all possible.
In the Fredericksburg area the interstate primary and high volume secondary routes are reported to be wet with some slick spots. Low volume secondary and subdivisions are reported as clear to minor. As temperatures fall overnight motorists should be alert to icy conditions even on treated roadways. Motorists are reminded bridges, overpasses and ramps are prone to freezing first.
Crews will continue to work around the clock in 12 hour shifts throughout the district for the duration of the storm and storm cleanup.
VDOT’s goal for a typical snowstorm is to have all roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.
If you are planning to travel overnight be sure to visit www.511virginia.org or call 511 before leaving home to get the latest road conditions.
VDOT can also be found on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and You Tube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. Links can be found on VDOT’s website at www.virginiadot.gov
For snow removal questions or to report a road hazard call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). Agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The 14-county Fredericksburg District includes:
Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline (Fredericksburg Area); King George, Westmoreland, Richmond County, Lancaster, Northumberland (Northern Neck Area); Essex, Mathews, King William, King and Queen, Gloucester, Middlesex. (Middle Peninsula)
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