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Feb. 12, 2014

Motorists should be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions

FREDERICKSBURG (8:30 p.m.) – As snow begins to fall throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) warns motorists to be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions.  

At this time, there are patches of ice and snow on the primary routes in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas. Interstate 95 and primary routes in the Fredericksburg area are wet.  These conditions are expected to change as the snow intensifies. Motorists are reminded that bridges, overpasses, ramps and turn lanes freeze first.

VDOT crews and contractors are applying chemicals on the interstate, primary and high volume secondary routes as needed and will continue to treat roads throughout the night. Plowing operations will begin once there is at least two inches of snow on the pavement.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid travel tonight and tomorrow.

If travel is necessary, be sure to check 511Virginia for real time road conditions before heading out. Call 511, visit, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.

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.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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