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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Feb. 16, 2018
VDOT READY FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND MIXED WEATHER FORECAST
District forecast includes warmer temperatures today, rain early Saturday followed by a wintry mix Saturday afternoon into Sunday
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the Fredericksburg region will report early Saturday morning in response to the weekend forecast of sleet and freezing rain in Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties.
Approximately 200 vehicles will be staged to apply salt and abrasives on Interstate 95, primary and secondary routes throughout the Fredericksburg region as soon as temperatures drop below freezing.
Crews in the southern end of the Northern Neck region and the Middle Peninsula are monitoring the forecast and are ready to respond if needed. Rain is currently forecasted for this region.
Drivers should use caution on roads that appear wet, as ice may have formed. Slick road conditions are possible, especially on secondary routes, hills, curves and in neighborhoods.
Motorists are reminded that icy conditions may occur first on bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas.
What else can drivers do?
- Monitor weather conditions throughout the day and overnight hours. Temperatures typically drop below freezing overnight and early morning.
- Call 511, visit www.511Virginia.org, or use VDOT’s 511Virginia free mobile app to find real-time road conditions in any area of the state.
- Remember, if the driveway or sidewalk is too icy or slick for walking, road conditions are also likely to be hazardous.
- Allow extra travel time to reach your destination.
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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