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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

FRED-44844

Jan. 31, 2010



CREWS MAKE PROGRESS ON AREA ROADS
(Interstate 95 is clear – Conditions improve on primary routes)

FREDERICKSBURG (1 p.m.) — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have cleared the interstate and have made significant progress on the primary and major secondary routes throughout the 14 county district.

Primary and major secondary routes are in minor to moderate condition and motorists are advised to use caution; these roads may have snow or ice covering a portion of the road.  Subdivision streets and rural secondary routes remain in moderate to severe condition.  Crews will continue to work around the clock until all roads are passable.

For the latest road conditions, weather, incident information and traffic camera video, drivers should visit www.511Virginia.org.

The following counties are included in the Fredericksburg District:  Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, Essex, King William, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster, King and Queen, Middlesex, Gloucester and Mathews.

Road Condition Definitions
Closed – Roadway is closed; impassable
Severe – Significant accumulations of snow or ice blocking the roadway; conditions are hazardous
Moderate – Snow or ice covering a major portion of the roadway; passable with caution
Minor – Advisory, potential for icy patches or snow on roadway; passable with caution

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