Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Dec. 27, 2010
HIGH WINDS HAMPER SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS
Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula counties continue to be impacted by storm
FREDERICKSBURG— Although the snow has stopped, high gusting winds are hampering snow removal operations for VDOT crews.
Primary routes that had been previously reported as clear are now snow covered due to the blowing and drifting snow. Crews that were working to clear the secondary routes have been dispatched back to the primary routes. The blowing snow is also creating limited visibility in the counties located in the southern and eastern portions of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula area, creating hazardous driving conditions.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid overnight travel if possible. Crews will work throughout the night clearing the main roads in the hardest hit areas and will work around the clock in 12 hour shifts.
To get the latest road condition information visit www.511virginia.org or call 511.
To ask questions about snow removal operations, report road hazards or any other VDOT project and activities contact an agent at VDOT’s 24/7 Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).
The impacted counties in the Northern Neck include: Westmoreland, Richmond County, Lancaster, and Northumberland. Impacted counties in the Middle Peninsula include: Essex, Mathews, King William, King and Queen, Gloucester and Middlesex.
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