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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

FRED-49916

Dec. 17, 2010



MAIN ROADS CLEAR FOR MORNING COMMUTERS
Motorists should be alert to icy spots

FREDERICKSBURG— Crews worked overnight clearing the interstate, primary and high volume secondary routes in time for the morning commute.  However, motorists should allow plenty of time to maneuver out of their neighborhoods. Many secondary routes and subdivision streets remain snow or ice covered creating slippery conditions.

The following conditions exist on area roads.

Interstate:  Clear with some icy spots

Primary and High Volume Secondary Routes: Clear to Minor with some icy spots

Secondary and Subdivisions: Moderate

Motorists are reminded to use caution leaving their neighborhood and be alert to icy spots on the main roads especially on bridges, overpasses and ramps.

To confirm road conditions call 511 or visit www.511.virginia.gov  before leaving home.

To report a road hazard call VDOT’s Customer Service Center (CSC) at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).

The 14-county Fredericksburg District includes:  Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George,  Essex, Westmoreland, Richmond County, Lancaster, Northumberland, Mathews, King William, King and Queen, Gloucester, Middlesex.

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Road condition definitions:
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road.  Snow tires or chains are necessary.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.  Snow tires or chains are advisable.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.  Driving with caution is recommended.



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