Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


Feb. 20, 2012

Motorists should be wary of refreezing overnight, and allow extra travel time


FREDERICKSBURG—Interstates and primary roads in the Fredericksburg District are clear, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snow removal teams anticipate finishing operations in the region this afternoon.


Secondary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area, with isolated patches of snow, ice or slush remaining on a limited number of secondary roads in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. As temperatures rise in early afternoon, all secondary roads in these areas are anticipated to be clear for travel.


Overnight, temperatures are expected to drop below freezing in most of the Fredericksburg District’s 14 counties. Any moisture remaining on the pavement could freeze, creating the potential for icy or slick spots. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra travel time this evening and Tuesday morning, and to proceed with caution.


VDOT will continue to monitor road conditions this evening, and will treat roadways as needed.


Icy conditions may be more likely to develop on roads carrying lower volumes of traffic, as well as on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which can freeze more rapidly than other sections of the roadway due to lower pavement temperatures.


Before starting a trip, call 511 or visit to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state. Road conditions may be rated as clear, minor, moderate or severe.


VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.



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