Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Dec. 27, 2010
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT
Blowing snow and falling temperatures may create slick spots
FREDERICKSBURG— The following road conditions were reported at noon Monday, Dec. 27, in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula counties hardest hit by the weekend storm:
• Primary – minor
• Secondary – moderate to severe
Crews will continue to work throughout the day and evening monitoring and treating the main roads clearing areas of blowing snow and plowing and applying salt, sand and abrasives on secondary routes.
A layer of snow and ice may remain on some subdivision streets and rural secondary routes after the plow has completed a pass through, however, the application of salt and sand will provide traction for vehicles traveling in these areas. VDOT’s goal for a typical snowstorm is to have all roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.
In other counties in the district, the interstate, primary and high volume secondary routes are all clear; subdivision streets and other secondary routes are reported as clear to minor.
The forecast indicates that winds will continue throughout the day and temperatures will drop below freezing tonight which may cause refreezing even on treated roads. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling tonight and tomorrow morning.
To get the latest road condition information visit www.511virginia.org or call 511 before leaving home.
For snow removal questions or to report a road hazard call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623). Agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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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