VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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March 21, 2018



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: WITH LIGHT SNOW STARTING, BE PREPARED FOR ROAD CONDITIONS TO CHANGE QUICKLY
Drivers advised to check 511Virginia and plan to delay travel throughout the day Wednesday as needed in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Portions of the Fredericksburg District are experiencing light snow, sleet or rain this morning, but drivers can expect to find wet pavement and clear travel lanes on Interstate 95 and all roads across the region.

Pavement temperatures remain slightly above freezing, but any change could cause roads to become hazardous for travel. Roads may swiftly transform to slick, slushy or snow-covered with snow expected to fall throughout the day Wednesday.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews with nearly 400 trucks are staged and ready to plow and treat roads across the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

In the Fredericksburg area, where light snow is falling, crews have begun applying an initial layer of treatment materials to roads. VDOT Park & Ride lots are being treated.

In the Northern Neck, the Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County and the Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County remain out of service today due to inclement weather.

Travelers should check 511Virginia before starting a trip today. If travel is essential, plan to use additional caution on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which freeze first due to lower surface temperatures. Allow extra travel time and reduce your 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 for you.

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 today 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).

511Virginia

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.

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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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