VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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April 6, 2018



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT CREWS PREPARE FOR SPRING SNOWFALL THIS WEEKEND
Expect wet to slushy road conditions late tonight and during the day on Saturday with a potential for icy conditions Saturday night and Sunday morning

FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) doesn’t know if April snow showers will bring May flowers but we are prepared to make sure that the roads in the Fredericksburg District are treated and free from snow and ice this weekend.

Crews throughout the 14-county district will mobilize for the forecasted spring snowfall on Saturday.

The forecast for the Fredericksburg District begins with rain late tonight and changing to sleet and snow Saturday morning. Snow is expected to continue throughout the day on Saturday creating the potential for slushy or slick pavement conditions overnight.  

Pavement temperatures are expected to remain above freezing during the daylight hours and hovering around freezing during the overnight hours. Motorists are encouraged to be alert to the potential for icy conditions especially on bridges, overpasses, ramps and areas prone to freezing especially overnight on Saturday and early Sunday morning.

Snow is expected to end after midnight on Saturday.

VDOT will closely monitor weather forecasts and pavement temperatures throughout the day and overnight on Saturday and during the early morning hours on Sunday.

Here’s what drivers should know:

  • Road conditions may become hazardous first on bridges, overpasses and ramps due to colder surface temperatures
  • If conditions deteriorate, reduce your vehicle speed and leave additional following distance between vehicles
  • Be prepared: Monitor news and weather reports and check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions before starting a trip

511Virginia

In addition to visiting www.511Virginia.org, travelers can call 511 or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.

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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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