VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-153589

Dec. 10, 2019



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT READY FOR WEDNESDAY MORNING SNOW
Drivers are asked to be prepared to adjust travel if necessary; VDOT crews will mobilize in Fredericksburg area at midnight to be ready for AM rush

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will mobilize in emergency response at midnight Wednesday across the Fredericksburg area and along the Interstate 95 corridor to respond to any slick or snow-covered road conditions that develop from light snow forecast to begin ahead of tomorrow’s morning commute.

Crews will be ready to apply sand and salt, and plow snow or slush that accumulates in the travel lanes. VDOT has around 1,200 trucks available for snow removal operations districtwide.

Motorists are advised to be alert for potentially slick road conditions Wednesday morning. If necessary, be prepared to adjust travel plans.

Plan to allow extra travel time, reduce your speed, wear your seat belt, and increase following distance between vehicles. Use additional caution while traveling on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which freeze first due to lower surface temperatures.

Travelers should be aware that road conditions north and west of the Fredericksburg area may be more severe due to additional snow accumulation in these areas.

VDOT treats and plows roads carrying the heaviest traffic first, beginning with interstates and primary roads, and key secondary roads that connect public safety facilities and employment centers.

Real-Time Road Conditions

Drivers are encouraged to check 511Virginia before starting a trip for real-time information about road conditions in Virginia.

Motorists can download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, visit www.511virginia.org, or reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

VDOT Online Snow Plow Tracker

Once snow reaches two inches or more, VDOT activates an online snowplow tracking tool. VDOT and contractor trucks are equipped with automatic vehicle location technology, and can be monitored on the tracker during snow removal operations.

VDOT 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) or online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.

Twitter

Follow VDOT on Twitter at @VaDOT and VDOT Fredericksburg District at @VaDOTFRED.

More on VDOT’s Winter Weather Preparedness

VDOT prepares year-round for winter weather. Learn more about VDOT’s staffing, equipment and materials for the 2019-2020 winter season, and find answers to frequently asked questions on snow removal.

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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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