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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

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

FRED-56099

Jan. 20, 2012



VDOT CREWS WILL PATROL OVERNIGHT
Snow removal teams will mobilize in the Fredericksburg area and on Interstate 95 to monitor and treat roads as weather develops

FREDERICKSBURG — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snow removal teams will work overnight in the Fredericksburg area this evening and along Interstate 95 to monitor road conditions and apply chemicals and abrasives as needed.  

 

Crews are mobilizing at 8 p.m. in advance of forecasted sleet overnight in the Fredericksburg area. Earlier today, VDOT and contractor equipment was prepared and loaded with materials.

 

Motorists driving this evening and tomorrow 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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