VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 7 a.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
March 21, 2018
UPDATE: MANY ROADS NOW SNOW-COVERED
Drivers are encouraged to delay travel if possible as heavier snowfall moves into the region, with an increasing number of roads in minor condition
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Heavier snow is now falling in the Fredericksburg District, and a greater number of roads have travel lanes partially or completely covered in snow.
Drivers are encouraged to postpone travel until road conditions improve. Several primary roads in the Fredericksburg area are in minor condition with travel lanes partially covered by snow, including Route 208 in Spotsylvania County and Route 1 in Caroline County. Subdivision streets and roads carrying lighter traffic will have greater snow coverage.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are circulating throughout the region to apply road treatment materials to reduce icing and improve motorist traction. Crews will begin plowing once 2 inches of snow has accumulated on the road surface.
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).
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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