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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-70980

Feb. 13, 2014



INTERSTATE, PRIMARY ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Secondary roads and subdivision streets remain snow-covered

FREDERICKSBURG – Road conditions are improving on Interstate 95 and primary roads in the Fredericksburg area, as Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have made progress plowing and treating critical travel routes.

 

On I-95, travel lanes and ramps are passable with areas of snow and slush. Primary roads in the Fredericksburg area are also passable, with more significant sections of snow and slush.

 

Motorists are advised to delay any nonessential travel and stay off the roads. In the Fredericksburg area, secondary roads that carry light traffic and subdivision streets remain covered in snow, and may not be passable.  

 

Primary roads in the eastern end of the Northern Neck and southern Middle Peninsula are clear. VDOT is shifting crews and equipment from these areas to the Fredericksburg area to assist with snow removal efforts in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties. VDOT’s Fredericksburg District has deployed more than 800 pieces of equipment for this snow removal operation.

 

Crews are not expected to make an initial pass into Fredericksburg area subdivisions before this evening, and substantial subdivision clearing will not begin until Friday.  

 

An additional 1-3 inches of snow is expected to fall in the Fredericksburg area this evening. Motorists should pay attention to local news sources for the latest weather forecast.

 

Check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions by calling 511 or going to 511virginia.org.

 

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 crews will work 24 hours a day, in 12-hour shifts, until all state-maintained roads are safe for travel. VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours of a storm’s end.

 

Click Here to learn more about how VDOT fights snow.

 

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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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