Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 13, 2016
CAUTION URGED FOR DRIVERS THIS MORNING
VDOT crews worked overnight in Fredericksburg area to treat roads, but icy patches may exist
FREDERICKSBURG – (7:45 a.m.) Travelers are encouraged to use additional caution this morning while driving in the Fredericksburg area, as icy patches may still exist on roads.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews worked through the night to apply sand and salt to Interstate 95 and primary roads in the Fredericksburg area. This morning, crews are treating subdivision streets with sand and salt as needed to give drivers traction and reduce icing.
Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time, reduce their speed, and increase their following distance between vehicles.
Slick conditions may be more likely on bridges, overpasses, and ramps, which freeze first due to lower surface temperatures. Extra caution should be used on roads carrying less traffic, such as subdivision streets, and on hills and curves.
Before starting a trip, motorists can find real-time information about road conditions in their region of Virginia at 511Virginia.
Download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
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.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.