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Darragh Frye 540-899-4119


Jan. 17, 2018

Use caution with wet pavement and low temperatures

FREDERICKSBURG – While snow has stopped and many road conditions are clear in the Fredericksburg area, including Interstate 95, motorists are urged to use caution tonight and tomorrow morning since the pavement may still be wet and temperatures are expected to fall below freezing. 

In the Saluda area, snow is anticipated to continue to fall into the early evening hours. Crews are reporting primary and secondary roads to be in minor condition. 

In Lancaster and Northumberland counties, primary routes are clear while secondary routes remain in minor condition. 

As air temperatures fall, pavement temperatures are expected to drop creating the potential for re-freezing on the roadways this evening into Thursday morning’s rush hour. Icy conditions may occur first on bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas. 

Drivers should use caution on roads that appear wet, as ice may have formed.  Slick road conditions are possible, especially on secondary routes, on hills, curves and in neighborhoods. 

Before starting any trip, motorists should check 511Virginia to find real-time road conditions anywhere in the state.  Before getting behind the wheel, clear off the vehicle of any snow or ice especially on windows, mirrors, and lights. 

Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time to reach their destination, take it slow and keep a safe distance from other vehicles. 

Crews will continue to monitor road conditions and apply treatment materials as needed with any reports of icy patches or slick spots. 


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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