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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-61470

Oct. 28, 2012



VDOT CREWS BEGIN TO MOBILIZE AS STORM APPROACHES PORTIONS OF THE FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Portions of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula may be impacted by the storm late today (noon update)

FREDERICKSBURG— VDOT crews have already mobilized in portions of the 14-county Fredericksburg District as the storm approaches the eastern end of the district.
Portions of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula are beginning to experience rain and wind especially along the coastal areas. Staged reporting times are slated throughout the day in the other portions of the district.  The 14-county district will be fully mobilized by 8 p.m. tonight. Crews will continue to work around the clock until the storm has passed and road conditions have improved.
Based are the current forecast, the storm is tracking eastward and will impact most of the district beginning early Monday through Tuesday. VDOT officials will continue to monitor the track of the storm and will adjust response time as needed.
Motorists are encouraged to delay travel at the height of the storm, if possible.  If travel cannot be avoided, motorists are encouraged to reduce their speed especially when driving through standing water; avoid travelling on roads that have been posted as closed and be alert to traffic signal outages.  Motorists are reminded that when approaching a signalized intersection and the signal is out or flashing, the intersection should be treated as a four-way stop. For more inclement weather driving tips and storm preparation visit www.virginiadot.org

More Information Resources
 Get the latest road conditions in the 14-county Fredericksburg District or anywhere in Virginia - Call 511, go to www.511virginia.org  or download the mobile app at the 511 web site.
 Report downed trees, hazardous road conditions or talk to a customer service representative – Call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
 VDOT’s Facebook page will also be updated throughout the storm. https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaDOT

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



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