Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Dec. 8, 2013
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: Morning A.M. Commute May Be Icy
Motorists urged to delay travel and use caution
FREDERICKSBURG – Wet, slushy conditions on Fredericksburg District roads may freeze overnight, leading to icy and hazardous conditions early Monday for motorists.
In the Fredericksburg area, Interstate 95 is currently clear, with several primary roads in minor condition. Portions of Route 1, Route 2, Route 3, Route 17, Route 208, and Route 218 have isolated areas of ice and slush.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews remain at work Sunday evening, and will stay mobilized overnight into Monday morning in the Fredericksburg region and in the western portions of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, which received greater amounts of ice accumulation. VDOT’s Fredericksburg District has more than 800 pieces of state and hired equipment available to plow snow, and spread materials to provide traction and melt ice.
If possible, motorists are encouraged to delay travel Monday morning to allow temperatures to rise, and to allow VDOT to clear and treat roads. Before starting a trip, motorists can call 511, visit www.511Virginia.org, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.
Anyone who must travel should drive with caution, especially on low-volume roads, bridges, interstate ramps and overpasses. Due to lower surface temperatures, or less traffic, these areas are more likely to develop ice.
VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards at 1-800-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.
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