VDOT News - Fredericksburg


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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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Feb. 21, 2020

VDOT crews have plowed, treated roads overnight, but motorists should plan to use caution due to the potential for icy patches

FREDERICKSBURG, Va.  Motorists will encounter clear roads throughout most of the Fredericksburg District this morning, but travelers are encouraged to use additional caution and be alert for isolated slick spots, even on treated roads.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews worked overnight to plow roads as necessary in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, and to treat roads for any slick or hazardous conditions. VDOT crews continue to patrol and treat roads this morning to address any icing, especially on surfaces most likely to freeze, such as ramps, bridges and overpasses.

While primary roads are clear in Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties, drivers in these locations may see a mix of bare pavement and isolated patches of snow on secondary roads.

With temperatures not expected to rise above freezing until later Friday morning, motorists are urged to proceed cautiously.

Allow extra travel time to reach your destination. Plan to reduce your speed and increase following distance between vehicles. Wear your seat belt. 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.

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.


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


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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