Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 12, 2012
ROADS IN MINOR CONDITION ON SUNDAY MORNING
Motorists should be alert for areas of ice, and snow-covered patches, on primary and secondary roads in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula
FREDERICKSBURG—Primary and secondary roads are in minor condition this morning in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, as below-freezing temperatures have contributed to icing, and wind gusts have created conditions for snow drifting across roadways.
Snow removal teams at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) remain at work Sunday in these regions to clear primary and secondary roads, and apply salt and abrasives.
In the Fredericksburg area, all lanes of Interstate 95 are clear and open to traffic. Primary and secondary roads in the Fredericksburg area were treated overnight by VDOT snow removal teams, and are now clear.
Motorists driving this morning in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula should use caution, allow extra travel time, and remain alert for slick or icy road conditions. Icy conditions may exist on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which can freeze first.
Real-time listings of road conditions in Virginia 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.
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of road debris, downed trees, or other roadway hazards at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
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.
Road condition definitions:
Severe: Significant snow or ice on roadway
Moderate: Snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.
Minor: Bare pavement, except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush
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