Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Jan. 24, 2013
ROADS MAY RE-FREEZE OVERNIGHT
VDOT crews will remain on duty in Fredericksburg District to patrol for icy conditions
FREDERICKSBURG – With temperatures expected to remain below freezing overnight, Virginia Department of Transportation crews will remain on duty Thursday night to monitor and treat roads in the Fredericksburg District for icy conditions.
Motorists driving tonight or Friday tomorrow should proceed with caution, especially on secondary roads where sections of snow, ice or slush remain.
An additional 2 to 4 inches of snow is forecast for the 14-county Fredericksburg District on Friday afternoon and evening. VDOT facilities are restocking sand and salt and preparing equipment to respond to the second winter storm this week. VDOT crews and hired forces are expected to remain mobilized tomorrow morning in advance of inclement weather.
Motorists can call 511, visit www.511Virginia.org, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.
Road conditions may be rated as clear, minor, moderate or severe.
- Clear: No conditions.
- Minor: Bare pavement, except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.
- Moderate: Snow or ice is covering major portions of the roadway.
- Severe: Significant amount of snow or ice is covering the roadway, and roadway may be partially blocked or affected by drifting snow.
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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