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CONTACT:
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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-63072

Jan. 24, 2013



VDOT CONTINUES TO TREAT PRIMARY, SECONDARY ROADS
Crews will stay mobilized throughout the day in Fredericksburg District

FREDERICKSBURG – Primary roads in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck are in minor condition at midday, with sections of bare pavement and areas of snow, ice or slush.

 

Interstate 95 and primary roads in the Fredericksburg area are clear.

 

Secondary roads are in minor to moderate condition in the Fredericksburg area, and moderate condition in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.

 

Virginia Department of Transportation crews and hired forces remain mobilized today to treat and clear roads, using 320 pieces of equipment. VDOT crews are entering subdivisions as quickly as possible, once primary roads are clear. Salt and abrasives are being applied to roads to treat icy spots and provide extra 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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