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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-63054

Jan. 24, 2013



PRIMARY ROADS IN MINOR CONDITION
Motorists should use caution, and expect isolated icy conditions throughout Fredericksburg District

FREDERICKSBURG – Interstate 95 is clear and primary roads throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District are in minor condition this morning.

 

Snow is continuing to fall in large sections of the District. Snowfall accumulations range from 1 inch to 2.5 inches in the Fredericksburg area to 2.5 inches in King George and Westmoreland counties. Areas of the Middle Peninsula received up to 1.5 inches of snow.

 

Motorists are urged to use caution while driving this morning, especially on ramps, bridges and overpasses, where pavement temperatures are lower, and freezing conditions may exist. 

 

Primary roads in the Fredericksburg area such as Route 1, Route 3, Route 2, Route 17, and Route 208 are in minor condition, with isolated areas of pavement covered in snow or slush.

 

Route 17 and Route 360 are in minor condition in the Middle Peninsula. 

 

Primary roads in King George and Westmoreland are in moderate condition, and are largely covered in snow. 

 

Most secondary roads in the Fredericksburg District area are in minor condition, with moderate conditions in King George and Westmoreland counties.

 

Virginia Department of Transportation crews and hired forces mobilized beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday evening in advance of the snowfall. Crews are applying sand and salt to area roadways this morning to treat icing and improve traction for motorists.

 

Motorist Resources

 

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.

 

Road conditions may be rated as clear, minor, moderate or severe.

 

  • Clear: No conditions.
  • Minor:  Bare pavement, except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.
  • Moderate: Snow or ice is covering major portions of the roadway.
  • Severe: Significant amount of snow or ice is covering the roadway, and roadway may be partially blocked or affected by drifting snow.

 

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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