Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 22, 2015
EARLY MORNING TRAVELERS MAY ENCOUNTER SLICK SPOTS, WARMER TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE FLOODING LATER TODAY
Motorists are urged to check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia
FREDERICKSBURG – (6:30 a.m.) As temperatures hover around freezing Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue treating icy spots on Interstate 95. Primary, secondary routes and subdivision streets remain in minor to moderate condition.
These conditions are expected to change as temperatures rise well above freezing later today.Motorists should be prepared for standing water and possible flooding caused by melting snow and ice.
Crews will continue to work around the clock in 12 hour shifts to clear roads of melting snow and slush and address drainage issues as they occur.
To find out the latest road conditions, road closures or any other travel delays in the 14-county Fredericksburg District or anywhere in Virginia call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
To report high water, debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (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.
Road condition definitions:
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road. Snow tires or chains are necessary.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Snow tires or chains are advisable.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.
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