VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - Noon
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
March 21, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: BE ALERT FOR ISOLATED SNOW, SLUSH ON ROADS
VDOT crews continue treating roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and western Middle Peninsula to reduce icing and improve traction as snowfall continues
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Interstate 95, primary roads and high-volume secondary roads across most of the Fredericksburg District are in minor condition, with visible pavement and cleared travel lanes, but isolated areas of snow and slush.
West of Interstate 95 in Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties, subdivision streets and secondary roads carrying light traffic may have travel lanes partially covered in snow due to heavier snow accumulation.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews (VDOT) are applying sand and salt to roads to reduce slick pavement surfaces and give motorists additional traction. Even with treatment, roads may remain hazardous. Crews will plow snow in areas where 2 inches of snow or more has accumulated on the road surface.
Drivers are encouraged to continue limiting any non-essential travel this afternoon while snow is falling. If travel is necessary, drivers should plan to allow extra travel time and reduce their vehicle speed. Increase following distance between vehicles. Always provide extra space to VDOT plows and trucks to let them clear and treat the road ahead.
Motorists should stay alert for debris in the road caused by heavy, wet snow. Tree crews are on standby to assist VDOT crews across the Fredericksburg District to re-open roads blocked by downed trees and tree limbs. Motorists can report road hazards and debris to VDOT’s Customer Service Center 24 hours a day 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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