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Jan. 4, 2022



Interstate 95 Closed Through Fredericksburg Area
Snow plows and tow trucks are on scene

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Interstate 95 is closed northbound and southbound from exit 152 (Dumfries Road) to exit 104 (Carmel Church) as crews continue work to remove stopped trucks, treat for icing, and plow snow. Motorists should avoid the area.

"We know many travelers have been stuck on Interstate 95 in our region for extraordinary periods of time over the past 24 hours, in some cases since Monday morning. This is unprecedented, and we continue to steadily move stopped trucks to make progress toward restoring lanes. In addition to clearing the trucks, we are treating for snow and several inches of ice that has accumulated around them to ensure that when the lanes reopen, motorists can safely proceed to their destination," said Marcie Parker, P.E. VDOT Fredericksburg District Engineer.

Motorists should plan to avoid travel on I-95 in this area until lanes reopen and significant congestion clears the area. Even as travel lanes reopen, additional time will be needed to assist motorists who have been stopped for extended periods on I-95 overnight, and in some cases since Monday morning.

Plans are underway to guide vehicles currently stopped on interstate to nearby interchanges, where they can access alternate routes.  

As soon as additional travel lanes open, VDOT will communicate updates through 511Virginia, news releases, on social media, and on VDOT's website.

Additional resources from across Virginia have been deployed to support debris removal, road treatment and clearance efforts on I-95 and state-maintained roads in the Fredericksburg area, with more trucks arriving this morning.

A winter storm brought more than 12 inches of snow to the Fredericksburg region on Monday morning. Road conditions on many primary and high-volume secondary roads remain snow-covered and blocked by downed trees.

VDOT crews will continue in emergency response 24 hours a day until all roads are passable.



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