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FRED-44951

Feb. 4, 2010



VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR ANOTHER MAJOR WINTER STORM
(600 trucks ready to respond)

FREDERICSKSBURG— The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Fredericksburg district crews are readying equipment; confirming deliveries of sand and salt to replenish stock; and pre-treating the interstate, primary routes and major secondary routes all in preparation for the third major storm of the season.  

At midnight tonight crews will be in place and ready to respond whenever the snow begins.

Forecasters predict that the northern and central part of 14 county district could receive up to 20 inches of snow with the heaviest accumulation occurring late Friday night. In addition, high winds will create periods of blizzard like conditions which will limit visibility and make driving extremely dangerous.  VDOT urges motorists to limit travel to emergencies only throughout the weekend.  

Operators will be updating www.511virginia.org throughout the storm to provide motorists with real time road conditions; the system can also be accessed by dialing 511 from your phone.

For more information on how VDOT is preparing for this storm, visit www.virginiadot.org/snow.   

The following counties are included in the Fredericksburg District:  Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, Essex, King William, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster, King and Queen, Middlesex, Gloucester and Mathews.

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