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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-70558

Jan. 29, 2014



VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TO CLEAR ROADS
I-95, primary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area, with improving conditions in Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula

FREDERICKSBURG – Road conditions are improving across the 14-county Fredericksburg District, as Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews make progress clearing primary roads, and advance further into neighborhoods and subdivisions this afternoon.

 

Interstate 95 and nearly all primary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area. Primary roads in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula are in minor to moderate condition.

 

Crews are currently working to clear subdivision and secondary roads in the Fredericksburg area. Secondary routes in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula range from moderate to severe condition, with roads covered in snow.

 

Motorists planning to travel should 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 crews are working in 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, to plow snow and apply treatment materials. VDOT crews will remain at work until all roads are clear and safe for travel.

 

VDOT’s goal is to have all roads passable within 48 hours of a storm’s end.

 

Roads carrying the heaviest amount of traffic are cleared first, such as interstates, primary roads, and key secondary roads that connect employment centers and public safety facilities. Once these roads are clear, VDOT plows subdivision streets and low-volume secondary roads.

 

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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