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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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FRED-91885

Jan. 23, 2016



SNOW COVERED ROADS CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT
Conditions expected to deteriorate overnight. Drivers urged to stay off the roads

FREDERICKSBURG – (9:30 p.m.) Heavy snow continues to fall throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg District.

All roads, including Interstate 95 from the Prince William County line to the Hanover County line, are reported as moderate to severe, which means snow or ice is covering a major portion of the roadway. VDOT urges motorists to stay off the roads.

More snow and high winds are in the forecast, and it is expected that conditions will deteriorate as the evening progresses. Blowing snow will decrease visibility and could adhere to roadway signs and traffic signal lenses.  If you approach an intersection with snow covered signs or traffic signals, please contact VDOT’s Customer Service at 1-800.367-7623. Agents are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

In addition to the nearly 100 pieces of equipment assigned to I-95, motorgraders and front-end loaders are staged at various locations to remove the snow that is pushed out of the travel lanes by the snow plow trains. This effort will clear snow from the travel lanes and the shoulder.

For road conditions anywhere in Virginia visit 511Virginia or 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.

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VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; King George, 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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