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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-92244

Feb. 8, 2016



FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: VDOT READY FOR WINTRY MIX TOMORROW
Motorists encouraged to monitor weather and be alert for potentially hazardous driving conditions during Tuesday AM commute

FREDERICKSBURG – With a wintry mix of rain and light snow forecast to affect the Fredericksburg area on Tuesday, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will mobilize at midnight to monitor and treat roads overnight.

Sand and salt will be applied to roads as needed to reduce icing and provide additional traction for motorists.  

Snowfall could be underway Tuesday morning during rush hour. Before starting a trip, drivers are advised to check road conditions on 511Virginia.

Motorists are encouraged to reduce their speed and increase their following distance between vehicles. Additional caution is advised when traveling on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which freeze first, as well as on curves, hills, and roads carrying less traffic.

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.

Customer Service Center

VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards at 800-FOR-ROAD (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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