Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 26, 2015
SNOW COVERS ROADS IN MIDDLE PENINSULA, NORTHERN NECK
Motorists are advised to stay off the roads in affected areas so crews can treat, plow roads
FREDERICKSBURG – Roads in the Middle Peninsula are covered with snow this morning, and motorists in this region are urged to stay off the roads until conditions improve.
Road conditions are severe on primary and secondary roads in Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex counties, which received the heaviest snowfall accumulations. Travel lanes on Route 3, Route 14, Route 17 and Route 198 are covered with snow.
Primary roads in Essex, King and Queen and King William are in moderate condition, with large sections of the travel lanes covered with snow.
In the Northern Neck, primary roads are in minor to moderate condition in King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties. Motorists on roads such as Route 3, Route 200, and Route 205 will encounter isolated areas of snow to large sections of snow covering the travel lanes.
Primary roads and secondary roads are in minor condition in the Fredericksburg area. Travel lanes are mostly clear, with isolated areas of snow and slick pavement. Motorists are advised to use caution in this region, especially on bridges, ramps and overpasses, and roads carrying less traffic, such as subdivision streets.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have been working across the 14-county Fredericksburg District since Wednesday night treating and plowing roads as needed. Nearly 450 trucks and pieces of equipment are available to apply chemicals and clear travel lanes.
With snow falling continuously overnight, crews are concentrating on constantly plowing and applying chemicals to primary roads to make them passable. Crews will continue to focus on primary roads and key secondary roads today.
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).
Road condition definitions:
Severe – drifting or partially blocked road.
Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.
Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush.
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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