LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Oct. 26, 2012
VDOT PREPARED TO RESPOND TO HURRICANE SANDY
Crews plan to mobilize on Sunday; Motorists encouraged to pay close attention to weather changes
FREDERICKSBURG— In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, VDOT crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are ready to keep roads clear and motorists safe from the impending storm that has the potential to cause flooding and wind damage throughout the district.
Based are the current forecast crews plan to mobilize at various times on Sunday, October 28, depending on their location and the track of the storm. Maintenance Managers will continue to monitor the storm and are prepared to activate crews at anytime over the weekend. Once emergency operation plans are activated crews will work around the clock until the storm has passed and roads conditions have improved.
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
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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