Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 8, 2012
VDOT CREWS MOBILIZING TONIGHT
Snow removal teams will report to work at 9 p.m. in the Fredericksburg area to monitor and treat roads overnight
FREDERICKSBURG—Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snow removal teams will work overnight this evening in the Fredericksburg area and along Interstate 95 to monitor road conditions and apply chemicals and abrasives as needed.
Crews are mobilizing at 9 p.m. in the Fredericksburg area, and will patrol interstate, primary and secondary roads.
The western end of the 14-county Fredericksburg District is forecast to receive trace amounts of snow. Heavier accumulation may fall in the western areas of Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.
Motorists driving this evening and Thursday morning should allow extra travel time and remain alert for slick or icy road conditions, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which can freeze first.
Additional driving tips include:
- Clear the snow and ice from your vehicle’s roof, hood and trunk and especially from the windows, mirrors and lights.
- Always wear your seat belt.
- Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing or treating the road.
- Don't pass a snowplow or spreader unless it is absolutely necessary. Treat these as you would emergency response vehicles.
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.
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