Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Feb. 24, 2010
CREWS PREPARE FOR WINTRY MIX TONIGHT AND TOMORROW
Motorists should use caution and be alert to slippery conditions
FREDERICKSBURG— With rain, snow and high winds in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will mobilize at 8 p.m. tonight throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District.
Once the precipitation begins, crews will be out applying salt, sand and abrasives to the interstate, primary and major secondary routes. This storm is forecasted to begin as rain; therefore, VDOT did not pre-treat the interstate with anti-icing chemicals.
Motorists are urged to be alert to slippery and slushy conditions, when traveling tonight and tomorrow, especially on bridges, overpasses and ramps. High gusty winds may also cause tree limbs and branches to fall, creating hazardous driving conditions.
For the latest on road conditions call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
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