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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-64766

March 25, 2013



ROAD CONDITIONS CLEAR TO MINOR
Motorists should be cautious for icy spots, and pay attention to changing weather conditions

FREDERICKSBURG – Interstate 95 and primary roads are clear with wet pavement this morning in the Fredericksburg area, and primary roads are also clear in the Northern Neck and along the Middle Peninsula.

 

Motorists are advised to remain cautious on wet roads for icy areas, as moisture may freeze due to fluctuating weather conditions and temperatures. Travelers should stay alert for slick spots, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which can freeze first, and along shaded areas and low-volume roads.

 

Secondary roads in Stafford County are in minor condition, with areas of snow-covered pavement, as it continues to snow in the county. Heavy snow is also reported in western Spotsylvania County.

 

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews mobilized Sunday evening in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck, and Middle Peninsula. Crews continue to patrol area roads this morning for signs of ice, applying sand and salt to melt slick spots and provide additional 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).

 

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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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