VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 4:45 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
March 21, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: DRIVERS ASKED TO USE CAUTION WITH ICY ROAD CONDITIONS LIKELY TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW MORNING
Wet pavement will transform into black ice as temperatures drop below freezing
FREDERICKSBURG – Drivers are encouraged to delay travel or plan to use additional caution if traveling tonight and tomorrow morning as any moisture remaining on the road surface could freeze as temperatures drop across the Fredericksburg District.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews remain mobilized in emergency operations. Crews will continue to work overnight to treat icy roadways with sand and salt in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
Interstate 95, primary roads and most high-volume secondary roads are in clear to minor condition, with visible pavement and travel lanes. Subdivision streets and secondary roads carrying light traffic may have isolated to moderate patches of snow and slush.
Drivers are advised that black ice is a thin, almost invisible, layer of ice. Any wet pavement remaining from today’s melting snow may turn into black ice this evening, especially on roads carrying less traffic, on hills and in curves, and on bridges, ramps and overpasses.
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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