Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


Feb. 8, 2017

Drivers should check 511Virginia before starting a trip; Travelers may encounter mix of wet, slushy or snow-covered pavement

FREDERICKSBURG – Snow showers may affect travel early Thursday morning in the Fredericksburg area, with potentially wet, slushy or snow-covered road conditions at the peak of the morning commute.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have staff, trucks and materials ready to treat roads. Crews will mobilize before the morning rush hour period tomorrow, and will spread sand, salt and treatment chemicals as needed to improve motorist traction.

Drivers planning to travel Thursday morning are advised to allow extra travel time and be prepared to delay travel if road conditions become hazardous. Drivers are urged to check 511Virginia before starting a trip.

Crews will monitor conditions in VDOT Park & Ride commuter lots and will treat and clear the lots as needed.

VDOT crews will begin plowing roads once two inches of snow has accumulated on the road surface.


Call 511, visit, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.

VDOT’s Customer Service Center

VDOT’s Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day to answer questions and take reports of roadway hazards at 1-800-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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