Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Jan. 27, 2013
FREEZING RAIN COULD AFFECT TRAVEL MONDAY MORNING
VDOT crews are mobilizing before rush hour to treat for potential ice, slick spots on roads in Fredericksburg District
FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation crews and hired personnel will report to duty before rush hour in the 14-county Fredericksburg District to prepare for potentially icy and slick road conditions Monday morning.
A chance of freezing rain is forecast for the Fredericksburg area on Monday morning. Crews will focus on treating Interstate 95 and primary roads with an abrasive mix of salt and sand, giving drivers extra traction.
Road conditions may affect the morning rush hour. Motorists should monitor weather reports closely tomorrow morning before starting a trip, and are strongly encouraged to delay their travel if icy conditions develop. Freezing conditions develop first on ramps, bridges and overpasses, where pavement temperatures are lower.
Motorists can call 511, visit www.511Virginia.org, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions before starting a trip.
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.
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