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FRED-80215

Feb. 21, 2015



SNOW, WINTRY MIX AFFECTING ROAD CONDITIONS IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists are advised to delay any nonessential travel this afternoon, and check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists are encouraged to delay travel this afternoon in portions of the 14-county Fredericksburg District, where snow is affecting driving conditions in the Fredericksburg region.

 

Motorists will find travel lanes partially snow-covered in northern Stafford, including on Route 1, Route 610, and Route 630 (Courthouse Road).

 

Primary roads in southern Stafford and Spotsylvania counties are in minor condition, with trace amounts of snow coverage.

 

Secondary roads and subdivision streets in Stafford and Spotsylvania counties are in moderate condition, with large sections of the road covered in snow. Secondary roads in Caroline and King George counties are in minor condition, with isolated areas of snow.

 

Road conditions are expected to change throughout the afternoon and evening, and may quickly become hazardous. A wintry mix is expected to follow snow in the Fredericksburg District, which could lead to icy, slick road conditions.

 

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are treating roads with sand and salt, and plowing as needed in areas with snow accumulation and slush. Crews are operating in emergency mode and will work 24 hours a day, in 12-hour shifts, to treat and clear roads.

 

Warmer temperatures and rain are forecast for tonight into Sunday morning. Motorists are advised this could lead to snow melt and potential flooding.

 

Motorists are advised to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions before traveling. Motorists can check real-time road conditions at 511Virginia.org, by calling 511, or downloading VDOT’s free mobile 511 app.

 

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).

 

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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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