VDOT News - Fredericksburg


IMMEDIATE - 12:30 p.m.

Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


March 20, 2018

VDOT crews prep for March Madness with nearly 400 pieces of equipment in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

FREDERICKSBURG. Va. –  The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging drivers to use extreme caution tonight and tomorrow morning as a March Madness mix of rain, freezing rain, snow and below-freezing temperatures may cause hazardous road conditions on the first day of the spring season. 

Nearly 400 pieces of equipment are being readied to respond to a potential three to four inches of snow in the Fredericksburg area, with lesser accumulation amounts forecasted for the eastern end of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. 

In the Fredericksburg District, rain is forecast to continue falling all day Tuesday and switch to freezing rain and snow after midnight. Snowfall is anticipated to continue during the Wednesday morning rush-hour travel period and for most of the day. 

Drivers should plan to monitor weather forecasts closely and adjust travel plans as needed, particularly on Wednesday morning when roads may be wet, slick, slushy and snow-covered.  

VDOT crews will stay mobilized in emergency operations, working 24 hours a day, in 12-hour shifts, until all state-maintained roads are safe for travel. Crews will begin plowing state-maintained roads once two inches of snow has accumulated on the road surface. 

For drivers who must travel, VDOT Park & Ride commuter lots will be treated and plowed in preparation for Wednesday morning.  


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. 

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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