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FRED-79969

Feb. 17, 2015



HEAVY SNOW BLANKETS THE FREDERICKSBURG REGION
Crews working to clear Interstate 95 and primary routes throughout the district. Motorists urged to stay off the roads, if possible.

FREDERICKSBURG – (5 a.m.) Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are fully engaged in snow removal operations on Interstate 95, primary routes and high volume secondary routes throughout the district.

Most roads are in moderate to severe condition, meaning snow or ice exists on major portions of the roadway or some roads may be partially blocked.

Hazardous road conditions are reported throughout the district and motorists are asked to stay off the roads until the storm ends.

Current conditions in the Fredericksburg region:

Fredericksburg Area

Interstate 95 - moderate

Primary and High Volume Secondary Routes - moderate to severe

Subdivision - severe

 

Northern Neck Area

Primary - moderate to severe

Secondary - severe

 

Middle Peninsula Area

Primary - moderate to severe

Secondary - severe

 

For a full list of road conditions in the 14-county Fredericksburg District or anywhere in Virginia call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org .

VDOT crews and snow removal contractors clear the interstate, primary roads and high volume secondary routes first. Once these roads have been cleared, crews will focus on subdivision streets and low volume secondary routes (those number 600 and above). 

Crews will continue to work around the clock in 12-hour shifts until conditions improve.

VDOT strives to have all roads passable 48 hours after the storm ends.  Passable means that a path will be provided for residents to travel in and out of their neighborhoods.

To report debris, downed trees or other hazards on the roadway, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-367-ROAD (7623).  Citizens should call 911 to report emergencies.

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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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