VDOT News - Fredericksburg



Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Nov. 15, 2018

Drivers are urged to use caution and crews remain ready to treat slick spots

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will continue to be ready to respond to slick road conditions, which are possible overnight and into the morning commute of Friday, Nov. 16

No matter the type of precipitation, whether its rain, snow, or sleet, VDOT urges drivers to use caution, allow extra time to reach destinations, reduce speed and keep a safe distance from other vehicles. 

Slick conditions may be more likely on bridges, overpasses, and ramps, which freeze first due to lower surface temperatures. 

Weather forecasts are predicting mixed precipitation to continue in the evening with temperatures favorable to stay above freezing overnight. Personnel will be ready to treat any reports of slick spots with sand and salt. 

Motorists should continue to monitor weather and travel conditions overnight and into the morning hours with the possibility of wet and slushy road conditions. 


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 

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 (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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