Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 20, 2015
VDOT PREPARING FOR WEEKEND SNOW IN FREDERICKSBURG REGION
Motorists are advised to monitor weather, check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia
FREDERICKSBURG – A winter storm is forecast for the Interstate 95 corridor and Fredericksburg area on Saturday, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will have staff, materials and equipment ready to deploy early Saturday.
Snow is expected to begin falling in the Fredericksburg area late Saturday morning and continue through late afternoon. Road conditions may be hazardous during the storm.
Motorists are advised to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions before traveling, and consider delaying nonessential travel, if possible. Motorists can check real-time road conditions at 511Virginia.org, by calling 511, or downloading VDOT’s free mobile 511 app.
Today, crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District continue to treat and plow subdivision streets and cul-de-sacs from the previous winter storm.
Crews are also responding to areas of drifting snow in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, where high winds have pushed small amounts of snow back into travel lanes.
I-95 and primary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Many secondary roads are clear, with trace amounts of snow and ice present due to persistent low temperatures.
As Saturday’s snow concludes, warmer temperatures and rain are forecast for the Fredericksburg District on Saturday evening.
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’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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