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March 2, 2018



VDOT CREWS CLEARING DOWNED TREES, DEBRIS FROM ROADS ACROSS FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists can find a list of road closures on 511Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – High winds continue to affect travel across the Fredericksburg District this afternoon, with multiple state-maintained roads closed due to downed trees or other debris.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are responding to reports of blocked roads to clear debris and re-open travel lanes as quickly as possible. VDOT crews are being assisted by contractor tree removal crews. VDOT crews will stay mobilized in emergency operations, working 24 hours a day in 12 hour shifts, until all roads are clear.

A complete list of real-time road closures and lane closures is available at www.511virginia.org, by downloading the free mobile 511 app, or by calling 511.

To report debris or a roadway hazard, please call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623). The Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports.

Traffic Signals

If motorists encounter a traffic signal without power, come to a complete stop, and then treat the intersection as a 4-way stop.

Once power is restored to a traffic signal, the signal will flash for approximately one minute before resuming full operation.

Robert O. Norris Bridge

Local law enforcement officials have closed Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties for motorist safety due to sustained high winds. Updated bridge status information will be available on 511Virginia.

Driving Tips

  • Remember to move over for emergency responders with blue, red and amber lights, including VDOT and utility crews
  • If you encounter a downed power line, do not try to move the line. Stay away from the line and report the hazard.
  • Expect the unexpected. Reduce your vehicle speed and increase your following distance to increase your reaction time to any debris in the road ahead.

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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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