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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-80673

March 6, 2015



WITH MAIN ROADS CLEAR, FOCUS SHIFTS TO SECONDARY STREETS
Crews will also patrol and treat roads tonight for icy spots due to re-freezing

Download the 511Virginia free mobile app for road conditions

FREDERICKSBURG – With Interstate 95 and primary roads clear in the Fredericksburg District, crews are concentrating this evening on plowing and treating subdivision streets and low-volume secondary roads.

Conditions on secondary roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck, and western Middle Peninsula are improving, but motorists should be prepared for areas of trace ice and snow.  

Any remaining moisture on roads may re-freeze tonight, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews remain mobilized to apply salt and abrasives.

Motorists traveling overnight and early Saturday are encouraged to check road conditions at 511Virginia.org, or by downloading VDOT’s free mobile 511 app, before starting a trip.

Caution is advised on roads most likely to freeze first due to lower surface temperatures. This includes roads carrying light traffic, and on hills, curves, bridges, overpasses and ramps.

Mobile pothole patching will be underway on primary roads this weekend. Motorists are asked to stay alert for work zones as crews repair the pavement.

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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