Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 8, 2010
MORNING COMMUTERS URGED TO USE CAUTION
(Major roads are clear)
FREDERICSKSBURG— VDOT crews have worked overnight treating the interstate, primary and high volume secondary routes with chemicals that will help to melt the snow and prevent it from bonding to the pavement; applying salt, sand and abrasives to provide traction for motorists; and plowing in areas that have at least 2 inches of snow accumulation on the road.
The interstate and the primary routes are clear; however motorists should be alert to slick spots especially on bridges, overpasses and ramps. Secondary routes and subdivision streets conditions range from clear to minor especially in the Northern Neck and some northern portions of the Middle Peninsula.
Morning commuters should use extreme caution when leaving their neighborhoods.
Before heading out motorists should call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org for road condition information.
Road condition definitions
• Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.
• Severe – drifting or partially blocked road. Snow tires or chains are necessary.
• Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway. Snow tires or chains are advisable.
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