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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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FRED-45012

Feb. 6, 2010



VDOT ADVISES MOTORISTS TO STAY OFF THE ROADS
Hazardous conditions exists throughout most of the district)

FREDERICSKSBURG (5:30 a. m.) – Heavy snow continues to fall throughout most of  the Fredericksburg district.  The southern end of the Northern Neck area and portions of the Middle Peninsula have less accumulation than the northern part of the district.  

Severe to moderate conditions are being reported on the interstate, primary, major secondary routes and subdivisions in the Fredericksburg. Caroline County and Northern Neck areas; which means that there is a significant amount of accumulated snow on the roadway and conditions are hazardous.  Roads in the southern portion of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas are reported to have only minor conditions.  

Roads are extremely hazardous and snow is expected to continue to fall until the early evening hours. High winds will cause snow to drift, create poor visibility or white out conditions and downed trees and power lines.  Motorists are advised to stay off the roads today.

For real time road conditions or to view traffic cameras visit www.511virginia.org .

The following counties are included in the Fredericksburg District: Fredericksburg Area (Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George); Caroline County Area (Caroline, Essex, King William);Northern Neck (Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster); and Middle Peninsula (King and Queen, Mathews, Gloucester, Middlesex)

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