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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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FRED-44787

Jan. 30, 2010



SNOW BEGINS TO FALL IN PORTIONS OF THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
(Motorists urged to use 511 before traveling)

FREDERICSKSBURG— Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews were mobilized  and ready to treat roads with chemicals, salt, sand and abrasives when the snow began to fall around 4 a.m. this morning in the counties along the Middle Peninsula, the Northern Neck and in portions of the Caroline County area.  

The following counties are reporting minor road conditions: Caroline, Essex, King William, Lancaster, Richmond, Mathews, Middlesex and Gloucester.

As snow begins to move north motorists should use extra caution 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.

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

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