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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

FRED-70396

Jan. 21, 2014



MODERATE ROAD CONDITIONS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
VDOT will work overnight to plow, treat roads for freezing surfaces before morning commute

FREDERICKSBURG – Snow continues to fall across the 14-county Fredericksburg District this evening, with Interstate 95 and many primary roads in the Fredericksburg area and Middle Peninsula now in moderate condition, with snow covering large sections of the road.

 

Drifting snow may further limit visibility for motorists this evening. If possible, drivers are should delay travel until the end of the storm.

 

In the Fredericksburg area, Interstate 95 and Route 1 are in moderate condition. Route 3, Route 17 and Route 218 are in moderate condition in Stafford County, and routes 2, 3, 17 and 208 in Spotsylvania County are in moderate condition. Route 2, Route 207 and Route 301 in Caroline County are in moderate condition.

 

Along the Middle Peninsula, Route 14, Route 17, Route 30, and Route 360 have snow covering large portions of the road.

 

In the Northern Neck, primary roads are in mostly minor condition, with isolated areas of snow covering the road. Route 3, Route 205 and Route 301 are all in minor condition, with Route 360 in Northumberland County in moderate condition.

 

A complete list of real-time road conditions, grouped by locality, can be found at 511Virginia.org: http://www.511virginia.org/mobile/?menu_id=conditions

 

VDOT crews will remain at work overnight to plow roads, and to apply sand to give motorists additional traction in spots most likely to freeze first as temperatures drop, such as bridges, overpasses and ramps.

 

Motorists planning to travel early Wednesday are advised to use additional caution, and allow extra travel time. 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’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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