VDOT News - Fredericksburg



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Dec. 7, 2021

VDOT crews will mobilize early Wednesday in anticipation of potential travel impacts in the Fredericksburg area tomorrow morning

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared for winter's first potential storm event of the 2021-2022 season in the Fredericksburg area, which may cause travel impacts from a light rain-snow mix starting midmorning Wednesday.

Motorists are advised to check 511Virginia.org for real-time road conditions before you go. Road conditions may vary across Virginia, especially north and west of the Fredericksburg region.

VDOT crews will mobilize in the Fredericksburg area around 6 a.m. Wednesday. While snow accumulation is not anticipated with this event, crews will be prepared to address icing and slick surfaces that may develop.

Travelers are encouraged to stay alert for rapidly changing road conditions, and adjust travel plans as needed. Plan to follow news and weather report closely.

Road conditions can also be accessed through the 511Virginia free mobile app, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.

Winter Weather Information

This winter, VDOT has more than 10,800 VDOT and contract vehicles available for snow and ice-control activities statewide.

VDOT has more than 706,000 tons of salt, sand and treated abrasives, and more than 2.4 million gallons of brine and liquid calcium chloride in stock for snow and ice removal.

Learn more about VDOT's statewide winter weather preparedness for the 2021-2022 season.

Find more information at VDOT's Winter Weather Travel page, including winter travel safety tips and snow removal Frequently Asked Questions.

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Winter weather updates for Fredericksburg District will also be shared through VDOT's social media channels, including on Twitter at @VaDOTFRED and on VDOT's Fredericksburg District Facebook Group.


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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