Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


March 17, 2014

Crews focus on subdivision streets

FREDERICKSBURG –  (4:30 p.m.) VDOT crews have made significant progress today.  Road conditions in the 14-county Fredericksburg District range from clear to moderate.

Interstate 95, primary routes and key secondary routes throughout the district are wet with a few patches of slush along the shoulder, ramps and turn lanes. Commuter parking lots in the Fredericksburg area have been cleared for early morning commuters.

Most secondary routes and subdivision streets are in minor condition, however some locations in the western portions of Stafford and Spotsylvania and the northern portions of the Northern Neck remain in moderate condition.

Crews will continue to work overnight to clear roads of snow, ice and slush.

Motorists are reminded that if temperatures drop below freezing wet and slush covered roads may refreeze creating hazardous driving conditions. Motorists are urged to use caution if traveling tonight or during the early morning hours.

To find out about real-time road conditions before you leave home visit, call 511, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app.

VDOT offers motorists a few safe driving tips:

• Allow extra time for travel.
• Reduce your speed
• Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
• Turn slowly.
• Use extreme caution especially when traveling on bridges, overpasses, ramps and turn lanes.

Road Condition Definitions
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road.  Snow tires or chains are necessary.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.  Snow tires or chains are advisable.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.  Driving with caution is recommended.


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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