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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
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FRED-62943

Jan. 17, 2013



SNOWFALL BEGINS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
VDOT crews working overnight to clear, treat area roads

FREDERICKSBURG – Snow has begun falling in large portions of the Fredericksburg District, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have mobilized to clear and treat affected roadways.

 

Roads are currently clear in the Fredericksburg area, and along the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.

 

However, conditions may change this evening as the winter storm progresses. Motorists can call 511, visit www.511Virginia.org, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions before starting a trip.

 

Motorists traveling tonight and early Friday morning should stay alert for icy patches as temperatures drop below freezing. Extra caution is advised on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which can freeze first.

 

Road conditions may be rated on 511Virginia 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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