|IMMEDIATE - 4:45 a.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 18, 2018
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING THIS MORNING
Crews continue plowing snow in the Middle Peninsula, while I-95, primary and secondary roads are clear in the Fredericksburg area
FREDERICKSBURG – Motorists in the Fredericksburg District should plan to use additional caution if traveling this morning due to the potential for overnight re-freezing of moisture on the roads, or should consider delaying travel this morning in areas of the Middle Peninsula where roads remain partially snow-covered.
In the Middle Peninsula, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews and equipment worked overnight to plow primary and secondary roads after a band of snow on Wednesday evening brought additional snow accumulation to the region.
Primary and secondary roads in the Middle Peninsula are in moderate condition, with travel lanes partially covered with snow.
In the Fredericksburg area and most of the Northern Neck, all roads are clear this morning. Interstate 95, primary roads and most secondary roads have bare pavement and open travel lanes, but motorists are still advised that slick road conditions may be present as temperatures remain below freezing. VDOT crews worked overnight in these regions to apply sand and salt to roads, bridges and ramps, but even with treatment, isolated patches of ice may exist.
In Lancaster County, drivers may encounter minor conditions on secondary roads. Bare pavement is visible, but limited patches of snow exist.
Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and allow extra travel time this morning. Additional caution is urged while traveling on roads most likely to have isolated areas of snow, such as secondary roads carrying light traffic, and on hills and curves.
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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