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FRED-45138

Feb. 10, 2010



VISIBILITY REDUCED BY BLOWING SNOW
Road Condition Update – 2:30 p.m.

FREDERICKSBURG (2:30 p.m.) – Road conditions begin to improve in the Fredericksburg District, however; blowing snow caused by high winds is reducing visibility.

Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling.

Crews are plowing on the interstate, primary and major secondary routes.

The following road conditions are reported in the Fredericksburg district:

• Interstate 95, primary and major secondary routes are reported to be in minor to moderate condition.  There may be patches of ice and snow on the roadway especially on bridge, overpasses, ramps and turn lanes.

• Low volume secondary routes and subdivision streets are in moderate to severe condition.   

For road condition updates call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org .

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


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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