VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-154302

Jan. 7, 2020



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: STAY WEATHER AWARE FOR SNOW TUESDAY AFTERNOON, EVENING
Fredericksburg area motorists are asked to be prepared to adjust travel if road conditions become slick and hazardous

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – A wintry mix of rain and snow is forecast to affect portions of the Fredericksburg area this afternoon and evening, which may reduce driver visibility and cause road conditions to quickly deteriorate.

Drivers are asked to closely monitor news and weather reports before starting a trip. Travelers are encouraged to check 511Virginia.org for real-time road conditions from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in their area.

VDOT crews have mobilized in the Fredericksburg area with trucks in position to treat roads with sand and salt to reduce icing and improve traction. Crews will begin plowing once 2 inches of snow has accumulated on the road surface.

Trucks carrying treatment materials will circulate first on Interstate 95 and interstate ramps, primary roads and key secondary roads to respond to any icy or hazardous road conditions that develop.

Motorists are advised to be alert for potentially slick road conditions. If necessary, travelers should 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, as well as on roads carrying lighter traffic volumes.

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.

Online Snowplow Tracker

VDOT's online snowplow tracker at vdotplows.org will be activated once 2 inches or more of snow has accumulated on state-maintained roads in the Fredericksburg District.

Residents can enter their address to see the status of snow plowing in their neighborhood.

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.

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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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