Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
March 24, 2013
VDOT READY FOR SNOW, RAIN MIX
Motorists traveling Monday morning in the Fredericksburg area should be alert for changing road, weather conditions
FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are mobilizing at midnight in the Fredericksburg area and the western end of the Middle Peninsula to clear and treat roads in advance of a predicted snow and rain mix on Monday morning.
VDOT crews will target Interstate 95 and primary roads first, keeping these lanes open for travel during the morning rush hour.
Along the Northern Neck and the eastern Middle Peninsula, VDOT crews remain ready to deploy as needed depending on weather conditions.
Motorists should use caution, and stay alert for slick or icy road conditions, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which can freeze first.
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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