VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 5:30 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 5, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: POTENTIAL FOR SLICK DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH WEEKEND
VDOT crews will continue treating state-maintained roads as needed for icing and hazardous conditions as extremely low temperatures persist until Monday
FREDERICKSBURG – Road conditions improved today across the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula as Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews advanced further into subdivisions and low-volume secondary roads to plow snow and apply treatment chemicals.
Interstate 95 and primary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area and in King George County. Crews have plowed and treated subdivision and low-volume secondary roads in these areas, but limited patches of snow and ice remain.
In the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula primary roads have bare pavement and open travel lanes with isolated patches of snow and ice. Secondary roads are passable in these areas but have moderate snow coverage that may be partially covering travel lanes. High winds continue to cause drifting snow in coastal areas. VDOT crews remain at work to improve secondary road conditions in these regions.
Additionally, VDOT crews will patrol roads this weekend districtwide to treat any icy, hazardous road conditions that develop. Crews will focus on locations most likely to freeze due to lower surface temperatures, such as interstate ramps and bridges and overpasses.
With temperatures forecast to remain below freezing through Monday, motorists are advised to use additional caution when traveling. Even with treatment, roads may have isolated areas of ice. Conditions may be especially slick on hills and curves, and in turn lanes and median crossovers, which carry less vehicle traffic.
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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