Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Jan. 24, 2016
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON I-95, PRIMARY ROADS
VDOT crews will keep working 24 hours a day until all roads are clear
FREDERICKSBURG – (12 p.m.) Conditions on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area have improved at midday to bare pavement with three open travel lanes, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to focus on plowing and treating primary roads across the 14-county district.
Warmer temperatures and sunshine are assisting crews with their work, but significant snow removal remains. Motorists are asked to stay off the roads today for their safety and to allow crews additional space to work.
Sight distance and access is limited on primary roads today. Crews continue to remove plowed snow from intersections, turn lanes, side street entrances, and crossovers.
Plows are making initial passes on lower-volume secondary roads and subdivisions. An initial pass may not reach every street in a subdivision, but will clear the bulk of snow from a neighborhood’s main streets to provide a path out. Once main roads are clear, VDOT can shift additional personnel and equipment to clearing subdivisions.
VDOT crews will remain at work 24 hours a day until all state-maintained roads are clear.
What Residents Should Know
• If possible, park in a driveway, and please do not park in intersections. This will assist plow drivers as they seek to clear the road.
• If residents have a serious emergency (i.e. medical or fire), they should call 9-1-1. VDOT works in coordination with emergency responders to get them the help they need.
• Shoveling a driveway? Facing the street, shovel snow out of your driveway to the right.
Before starting a trip, motorists can find real-time information about road conditions 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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