Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Dec. 27, 2010
MAIN ROADS REMAIN SNOW COVERED IN PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN NECK AND MIDDLE PENINSULA
Intersate all clear
FREDERICKSBURG— VDOT crews worked overnight and continue to clear the main roads in portions of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula roads. High winds are causing blowing snow and drifting snow in the southern and eastern portions of these areas. Primary and high volume secondary routes are in moderate condition while subdivision and low volume secondary routes remain in severe conditions. Motorists are encouraged to delay travel if at all possible.
Commuters in the Fredericksburg area will find the interstate clear and primary routes clear. Some subdivisions and low volume secondary routes are reported to be in minor condition.
Crews will continue to focus on clearing the main roads in the hardest hit areas and will work around the clock in 12 hour shifts throughout the district for the duration of the storm and storm cleanup.
VDOT’s goal for a typical snowstorm is to have all roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.
• Visit www.511virginia.org or call 511 before leaving home to get the latest road conditions.
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The 14-county Fredericksburg District includes:
Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline (Fredericksburg Area); King George, Westmoreland, Richmond County, Lancaster, Northumberland (Northern Neck Area); Essex, Mathews, King William, King and Queen, Gloucester, Middlesex. (Middle Peninsula)
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