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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-80226

Feb. 21, 2015



VDOT CREWS CLEARING AND TREATING I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
Motorists are advised to delay travel in Fredericksburg region so crews can treat roads, and check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are treating and clearing Interstate 95 and primary roads across the Fredericksburg area tonight, where snow and a wintry mix has created slick driving conditions across the region.

 

Motorists are advised to delay nonessential travel tonight due to the hazardous road conditions, and allow crews to apply treatment materials and plow snow as needed.

 

In the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, primary roads are clear. Motorists in these areas  are advised to use extra caution on secondary roads, which carry less traffic and are more likely to freeze. Isolated areas of snow and slush is present on secondary roads and subdivision streets in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

 

Conditions are more severe in that received heavier snowfall, such as northern Stafford, and western Spotsylvania near the Orange and Louisa county lines.

 

Primary roads Route 208 and Route 522 have significant snow coverage in Spotsylvania, as well as Interstate 95, Route 1, Route 610 and Route 630 (Courthouse Road) in Stafford.

 

Primary roads in Caroline and King George counties are in minor condition, with passable travel lanes and isolated areas of snow and slush.

 

Secondary roads throughout Stafford and Spotsylvania counties are in moderate condition, and are mostly covered in snow and slush.

VDOT crews will work overnight to improve conditions on I-95, primary roads, and secondary roads by applying materials, and plowing in areas that received at least 2 inches of snow.

 

Warmer temperatures may lead to snow melt and flooding on Sunday.

 

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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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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