Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 5, 2017
VDOT CREWS READY FOR WINTER WEATHER IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Motorists should be prepared to delay or avoid travel tonight and Friday morning if road conditions become icy or hazardous; Real-time road conditions are available on 511Virginia
FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have loaded and staged equipment across the 14-county Fredericksburg District to quickly respond to slick or hazardous road conditions that could develop tonight and Friday morning.
Drivers are encouraged to closely monitor news and weather reports, and to check real-time road conditions on 511Virginia before starting a trip.
Travel may become hazardous once snow begins to fall. Drivers should plan to arrive at their destination before snowfall begins, or delay their trip or avoid travel if conditions deteriorate.
Districtwide, 324 trucks are ready to spread sand and salt once snow begins falling. Sand and salt are applied once a storm is underway to melt ice and provide motorists with addition traction. Crews will begin to plow roads once 2 inches of snow has accumulated.
Earlier today, VDOT crews finished applying anti-icing solution to Interstate 95, primary roads and secondary roads that carry heavy traffic. Anti-icing helps to prevent ice and snow from bonding to the pavement.
Online Snowplow Tracker
VDOT’s online snowplow tracker at vdotplows.org will be activated to show Fredericksburg District equipment once 2 inches of snow or more has accumulated.
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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