VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
June 22, 2018
IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE GROUND, TURN AROUND
Drivers should be alert for ponding and high water on roadways in the Fredericksburg District as heavy rainfall continues this morning
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – With a flood warning in effect for portions of the Fredericksburg District this morning, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) encourages drivers to be alert for ponding and high water on roadways.
VDOT crews are responding to reports of flooded roads and downed trees where intense rain continues to fall, especially in Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.
Motorists are advised to check 511Virginia to see a complete list of closed or partially closed roads by locality.
Never drive through standing water. If you come across a flooded road that has not yet been barricaded, turn around and use an alternate route.
To report roadway flooding, or any roadway hazard, please call VDOT’s Customer Service Center 24 hours a day at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) or report a road problem online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.
Travelers are encouraged to use additional caution today and be alert for potential hazards in the road ahead, whether it is debris in the travel lanes, or barricades or road closed signs. Motorists are encouraged to reduce their vehicle speed to provide additional reaction time. VDOT reminds drivers that when windshield wipers are on, headlights should also be on.
Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.
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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