Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 16, 2015
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: SNOW, SLICK CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS
Motorists are strongly advised to avoid travel tonight, tomorrow
FREDERICKSBURG – Steady snowfall is underway across the Fredericksburg District this evening, and Interstate 95 and primary roads have large patches of snow coverage, and many subdivision streets are completely snow-covered.
Motorists are strongly advised to avoid travel tonight and tomorrow morning, as road conditions may be hazardous. Check www.511Virginia.org, or download VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and contractor staff are operating nearly 900 pieces of equipment across the 14-county Fredericksburg District to apply sand, salt and chemicals to the road. Trucks will begin plowing roads once 2 inches of snow has accumulated on the pavement. Crews are working 24-hours a day, in 12-hour shifts, until all roads are clear.
Heavy, persistent snowfall forecast for tonight means VDOT crews will concentrate on plowing and treating roads that carry the most traffic, such as I-95, primary roads, and key secondary roads. Once these roads are clear, crews can begin to clear an initial path into subdivisions. VDOT’s goal is to have all roads passable within 48 hours of a storm’s end.
How You Can Help:
• Stay off the roads during the storm to let crews clear a path for vehicles and apply sand, salt, and chemicals.
• If possible, park vehicles in driveways and remove obstructions from the street.
• Shovel snow from your driveway to the right as you face the street. This will minimize the snow pushed into your driveway by plows clearing the road. Consider waiting to shovel the last several feet closest to the street until after plows have passed.
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).
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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