|IMMEDIATE - 6:10 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 4, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: EXPECT ICY CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT
With evening temperatures expected to dip into the single-digits, VDOT crews remain at work in emergency response to plow roads and apply treatment materials for anticipated icing
FREDERICKSBURG – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews remain at work this evening in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula plowing low-volume secondary roads in subdivisions and residential areas, and will remain at work until all state-maintained roads are passable.
Extremely low temperatures overnight will also cause any moisture on the pavement to freeze. VDOT crews will be treating Interstate 95, interstate ramps, bridges and overpasses, primary roads and other roads as needed to reduce icing and improve traction for vehicle tires. However, even with treatment, motorists should be prepared for potentially hazardous road conditions this evening and early Friday.
High winds overnight, especially in coastal areas in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula, are expected to cause limited motorist visibility and drifting snow. Motorists should also be alert for potential debris in the travel lanes.
VDOT crews will continue working in 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, until all roads are passable.
Online Snowplow Tracker
VDOT’s online snowplow tracker at vdotplows.org has been activated in the Fredericksburg District. Residents can enter their address to see the status of snow plowing in their neighborhood.
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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