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FRED-56106

Jan. 21, 2012



CLEAR ROAD CONDITIONS IN THE FREDERICKSBURG AREA
Motorists should continue to use caution this morning on damp roadways due to rain

FREDERICKSBURG —Interstate 95 and primary routes are clear this morning in the Fredericksburg area, although motorists will encounter wet pavement due to falling rain.

 

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snow removal teams worked overnight in the Fredericksburg area to apply chemicals and abrasives to roadways throughout the Fredericksburg region, which received a mix of freezing rain, snow and sleet. The heaviest snowfall affected the northern and western portion of the Fredericksburg region in Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.

 

VDOT teams continue to patrol this morning to monitor conditions on Interstate 95 and primary and secondary routes, and will treat them as needed.

 

As temperatures fall this evening, motorists should allow extra travel time and remain alert for patches of slick or icy road conditions, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which may freeze first.

 

For motorists traveling throughout Virginia today, real-time listings of road conditions are available on VDOT’s 24-hour travel information website, www.511Virginia.org. Motorists can also access 511Virginia by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia.

 

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