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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-64114

March 6, 2013



ROAD CONDITIONS MODERATE TO SEVERE IN
Several primary roads in Spotsylvania County are now in severe condition

FREDERICKSBURG – Several primary roads in Spotsylvania County are in severe condition, with a significant amount of snow and slush covering the roadway.

 

Portions of Route 1, Route 2, Route 3, Route 17, and Route 208 in Spotsylvania County are in severe condition.

 

Interstate 95 and other primary roads in the Fredericksburg region remain in moderate condition. Snow and slush are covering sections of the travel lanes, and these roads are passable with caution.

 

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are targeting roads that carry the most traffic, focusing on clearing interstate and primary roads as snow accumulation intensifies.

 

Motorists should limit non-essential travel today, to allow VDOT crews to plow roads and apply sand, salt and abrasives.

 

Road conditions remain clear in most areas of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Primary roads in King William County are now in minor condition. VDOT crews will continue to monitor weather conditions as it changes throughout the day.

 

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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