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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
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FRED-70573

Jan. 29, 2014



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: PRIMARY ROADS CLEAR FOR EVENING COMMUTE
While major travel routes in the Fredericksburg area and Northern Neck are bare pavement, motorists should be alert for icy conditions overnight

FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have cleared Interstate 95 and all primary roads across the 14-county Fredericksburg District.

 

Only isolated patches of snow and ice remain on secondary roads and subdivision streets in the Fredericksburg area and Northern Neck, and crews continue to work to treat shaded or icy areas.

 

Secondary roads are in moderate condition in Northumberland County and the eastern half of the Middle Peninsula, where snow is covering portions of lower-volume and subdivision roads. Crews continue to plow and treat secondary roads in these regions.

 

VDOT crews will patrol overnight for hazardous road conditions as temperatures drop, and will apply sand as needed to give motorists traction. Motorists should additional caution, especially on low-volume roads, bridges, interstate ramps and overpasses. Due to lower surface temperatures, or less traffic, these areas are more likely to develop ice.

 

Before starting a trip, check 511Virginia for the latest road conditions. 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.

 

VDOT Customer Service Center

 

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).

 

Road Condition Definitions

 

  • 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.

 

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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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