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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-70976

Feb. 13, 2014



VDOT CREWS FOCUS ON I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Major routes in Fredericksburg area have slush or snow coverage

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are making progress plowing and treating Interstate 95 and primary roads this morning, but major routes in the Fredericksburg area and northern Middle Peninsula remain mostly covered in slush or snow, and motorists are advised to stay off the roads.

 

Sleet and freezing rain this morning may increase the potential for icy conditions to develop, creating a slick road surface.

 

Low-volume secondary roads and subdivision streets in the Fredericksburg area are completely covered in snow.

 

Along the Northern Neck and southern end of the Middle Peninsula, primary roads are wet but mostly clear, with patches of remaining ice and snow.

 

VDOT crews are working 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.

 

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).

 

Road Clearing Priorities

Crews focus efforts first on those roads that carry the most traffic. Crews begin clearing interstates, primary roads and major secondary roads that connect localities, fire stations, employment hubs, military posts, schools, hospitals and other important public facilities, followed by secondary roads and subdivision streets.  

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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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