Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
March 3, 2015
SLEET, FREEZING RAIN COULD AFFECT TRAVEL IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Road conditions may change quickly this afternoon as winter weather moves into region
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FREDERICKSBURG–Motorists are advised that sleet and freezing rain could affect road conditions this afternoon in the Fredericksburg area, especially in northern and western areas.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are ready to apply salt and sand to reduce icing, and provide additional traction for vehicle tires. Sleet and freezing rain are forecast to affect the region starting in early afternoon, followed by rain.
Rain is forecast this afternoon in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
Travelers are encouraged to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions on 511Virginia before starting a trip this afternoon.
Motorists are encouraged to:
• Slow down and allow extra travel time to reach your destination.
• Be aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, ramps, hills, curves and overpasses.
• Keep a safe following distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are applying sand, salt, and treatment chemicals to the road.
• Use extra caution on roads carrying less traffic, such as subdivision streets.
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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