Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 25, 2015
CREWS PREPARE FOR ANOTHER WINTER STORM
Pre-treating underway, expect brief delays on Interstate 95 and primary routes
FREDERICKSBURG (Noon) – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are preparing for another winter storm.
Crews are currently pre-treating Interstate 95 and primary routes in the Fredericksburg area. Motorists should expect delays due to the slow moving vehicles that are applying a salt brine anti-icing solution. Anti-icing prevents ice from bonding to the pavement during inclement weather, which reduces the risk of hazardous travel conditions.
At 8 p.m. tonight crews will be mobilized throughout the district.
Once the snow begins, crews will continue to work around the clock in 12-hour shifts until conditions improve.
Motorists are encouraged to monitor news and weather reports for the latest forecast and road conditions. Before starting a trip, motorists can 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.
If traveling tonight VDOT offers the following winter weather driving tips:
• Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination.
• Be aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, ramps, curves and overpasses
• Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing the road.
• Use extra caution on roads carrying less traffic, such as subdivision streets.
VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; King George, Richmond, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Lancaster counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.
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