Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Jan. 23, 2016
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Snowfall and high winds combine for whiteout conditions in some areas
FREDERICKSBURG – (3:30 p.m.) Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the Fredericksburg District continue to plow and apply materials to Interstate 95, primary roads and high-volume secondary roads this afternoon in the midst of heavy snowfall and high winds.
Whiteout conditions have developed at times across the Fredericksburg area, with severely limited motorist visibility. Drivers are urged to remain off the roads for the duration of the storm.
Crews are focusing on clearing snow from roads carrying the most traffic to keep them open. Plows will continue to make repeated passes this afternoon and evening to push snow off the road as it falls on I-95, main roads such as Route 1, Route 3, Route 17, Route 301, and Route 360, and secondary roads that connect to public facilities and emergency services.
VDOT has tree contractors on standby to quickly respond to reports of downed trees or debris in a state-maintained road.
Motorists can find real-time information about road conditions in their area 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.
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).
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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