Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Jan. 21, 2016
ICY, SLICK SPOTS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING IN FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Interstate 95 and primary roads are clear, but motorists are encouraged to reduce their speed and use caution on lower-volume roads, in subdivisions
FREDERICKSBURG – Interstate 95 and primary roads in the Fredericksburg area are clear for travel this morning, but travelers are encouraged to use additional caution on secondary roads and subdivision streets, where isolated patches of ice may exist.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews worked overnight and remain at work this morning in the Fredericksburg area to apply sand and salt to the roads. Salt is applied to melt ice and slush, and sand improves a vehicle’s traction on the road.
While the road surface may appear clear, slick spots may be present, especially on roads carrying less traffic, and on hills, curves, bridges and overpasses. Motorists are encouraged to increase their following distance between vehicles and reduce their speed.
VDOT crews will remain at work today in affected areas to patrol roads and apply salt, sand and additional chemicals as needed.
Before starting a trip, travelers can call 511, visit www.511Virginia.org, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards at 800-FOR-ROAD (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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