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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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FRED-45144

Feb. 10, 2010



IMPROVED CONDITIONS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists should be alert to blowing snow and icy conditions tonight and early morning

FREDERICKSBURG (4:45 p.m.) – Road conditions have improved in the 14 county Fredericksburg district, however, motorists should continue to use extreme caution when traveling overnight and tomorrow morning.  

High winds will continue throughout the evening hours causing blowing and drifting snow that could impact driver visibility.   In addition, freezing temperatures will result in icy conditions especially on bridges, overpasses and ramps.

The following road conditions are reported in the Fredericksburg district:

• Interstate 95 is reported as clear.

• Primary and major secondary routes are reported to be in minor to moderate condition.  Which means there may be patches of ice and snow on the roadway especially on bridge, overpasses, and ramps.

• Low volume secondary routes and subdivision streets are in moderate to severe condition.   

For road condition updates call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org .

Road Condition Definitions
Closed – Roadway is closed; impassable
Severe – Significant accumulations of snow or ice blocking the roadway; conditions are hazardous
Moderate – Snow or ice covering a major portion of the roadway; passable with caution
Minor – Advisory, potential for icy patches or snow on roadway; passable with caution


The following counties are included in the Fredericksburg District: Fredericksburg Area (Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George); Caroline County Area (Caroline, Essex, King William);Northern Neck (Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster); and Middle Peninsula (King and Queen, Mathews, Gloucester, Middlesex)

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