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FRED-80377

Feb. 26, 2015



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: Road Conditions May Be Slick, Icy Overnight
Crews continue to plow, treat secondary roads in Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula

FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared to treat roads for icy, slick conditions that may develop overnight on streets that were cleared today in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

 

While all roads in the Fredericksburg area are currently clear, any moisture remaining on the roads may re-freeze overnight as temperatures drop. Crews will be ready to apply sand and salt as needed, especially in locations most likely to freeze, such as ramps, bridges and overpasses.  

 

Commuter lots in the Fredericksburg area have been cleared in preparation for tomorrow morning’s rush hour.

 

In the Middle Peninsula, crews will continue to plow and treat secondary roads and subdivision streets this evening. Primary roads in the Middle Peninsula are in minor condition, with bare pavement visible and isolated patches of snow and slush. Crews are working to remove snow from turn lanes and crossovers.

 

Primary roads are clear in the Northern Neck, and secondary roads are clear in King George and Westmoreland counties. Bare pavement is visible on secondary roads in Lancaster, Northumberland and Richmond counties, with trace amounts of snow and slush.

 

Before starting a trip, motorists are advised to 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.

 

Motorists traveling overnight or tomorrow morning are encouraged to:

 

  • Slow down and allow extra travel time to reach your destination
  • Be aware of potentially icy areas such as bridges, ramps, curves and overpasses
  • Keep a safe following distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are treating or plowing the road.
  • Use extra caution on roads carrying less traffic, such as subdivision streets

 

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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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