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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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FRED-44768

Jan. 29, 2010



CREWS PREPARE FOR WEEKEND STORM
Motorists urged to use 511 before traveling

FREDERICSKSBURG— Virginia Department of Transportation crews have spent the day preparing for the onset of another winter storm.  Interstate 95, primary routes major secondary routes and bridges have been pre-treated with anti-icing chemicals that will aid in the removal of snow and ice in conjunction with normal plowing efforts.

Crews will mobilize at 7 p.m. tonight throughout most of the district and will continue to work around the clock in 12 hour shifts throughout the duration of the storm and storm cleanup.

Snow removal operations will begin on the interstate, primary and major secondary routes then the focus will be on clearing subdivision streets and rural secondary routes.  VDOT’s goal for a typical snowstorm is to have all roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.

Motorists urged to use caution when traveling during wintry weather and be alert to icy conditions, particularly on bridges, overpasses and ramps.

For more information on how VDOT prepares for snow, visit
http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp

For the latest road conditions, weather, incident information and traffic camera video, drivers should visit www.511Virginia.org.

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