Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 14, 2014
WORK TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT TO CLEAR SECONDARY, SUBDIVISION ROADS
Icy road conditions could develop as temperatures drop
FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) state and hired forces will work through the night and on Saturday to continue to plow subdivision and secondary roads in Caroline, King George, Stafford and Spotsylvania counties.
Crews made substantial progress plowing secondary roads today, creating an 8-foot to 10-foot path for motorists to access cleared primary roads from residential areas.
Crews will remain at work 24 hours a day, in 12-hour shifts, until all state-maintained roads are passable and safe for travel.
Interstate 95 and primary roads throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District are clear with mostly bare pavement, with isolated areas of snow or ice remaining.
VDOT crews are prepared to treat roads for re-freezing this evening, as melted snow turns to ice. Motorists should be alert for slick and hazardous driving conditions, especially on hills, curves, bridges, ramps and overpasses, and roads carrying light traffic.
Intersections, Turn Lanes and Shoulders
Motorists may encounter brief travel delays overnight on primary roads in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties as VDOT crews haul away plowed snow that has accumulated at intersections, in turn lanes, and along roadway shoulders.
Stay alert for workers and equipment in these mobile work zones. Crews will be providing traffic control at the scene.
Mobile work zones are anticipated to be underway over the weekend as needed for emergency pothole repairs.
To report a pothole or roadway hazard, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
Before starting a trip, check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions across the state by calling 511 or going to 511virginia.org.
Driveway Clearing Tips
To make as many roads passable as quickly as possible, VDOT plow operators will push snow off the roadway in smooth, continuous passes. It ends up along road shoulders, sometimes blocking driveways.
To avoid doing double work, wait until a plow has cleared your street before shoveling snow from the end of a driveway.
For motorists who must shovel the end of their driveway before a plow arrives, shovel it to the right of your driveway as you face the road.
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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