Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 29, 2017
VDOT PREPARING FOR SNOW OVERNIGHT IN FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Snow is likely to affect Monday morning commute; Drivers should check 511Virginia before starting a trip and plan to stay off the roads if icing develops
FREDERICKSBURG – Snow is anticipated to affect the Fredericksburg District starting Sunday evening and continue into Monday morning, with potential for slick or icy road conditions during the morning commute.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have staff, trucks and materials ready to treat roads. Crews will mobilize early this evening, and will remain at work overnight to spread sand, salt and treatment chemicals to reduce icing and improve motorist traction. Roads will not be treated with an anti-icing solution ahead of this storm since it will begin with rain.
VDOT crews will begin plowing roads once two inches of snow has accumulated on the road surface.
What Residents Should Know
Drivers should plan to stay off the roads if ice affects roads in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck, or Middle Peninsula.
Motorists should not drive on icy roads, regardless of the vehicle.
If a resident’s driveway or sidewalk is too icy or slick for walking, road conditions are also likely to be hazardous in their area.
Trucks have been dedicated to clear and treat VDOT Park & Ride commuter lots for Monday morning, if conditions allow travel. Drivers are urged to check 511Virginia before starting a trip.
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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