Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 18, 2015
MAIN ROADS CLEAR FOR MORNING COMMUTE
Some neighborhood streets may be snow covered and slippery, allow extra travel time. Commuter lots have been plowed and treated with abrasives.
FREDERICKSBURG – (5 a.m.) Early morning commuters should allow extra travel time to navigate subdivision streets that connect to primary routes and high volume secondary routes.
Interstate 95, primary routes, high volume secondary routes and commuter lots throughout the district are clear with some slick spots especially on ramps, bridges, overpasses and turn lanes. Parking may be limited in the commuter lots.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to work on secondary routes and in subdivisions to create a path for motorists to safely navigate through their neighborhoods to reach the main roads. Most subdivisions streets will have a layer of snow and ice covering the pavement. Crews have applied salt and sand to provide traction for motorists. Once all roads are passable, plows will return to remove snow and ice from the road surface.
Crews will work around the clock in 12-hour shifts to create a safe path for residents to leave their homes.
To find out road conditions in the 14-county Fredericksburg District or anywhere in Virginia call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org.
To report debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623). Citizens should call 911 to report emergencies.
VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; King George, Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck area; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.area.
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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