VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 7 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 12, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: MOTORISTS ASKED TO REMAIN OFF THE ROAD DURING THE STORM
With snow now falling across large portions of the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and western Middle Peninsula, motorists are asked to stay off the roads for duration of storm
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Light snow is falling this evening along the Interstate 95 corridor and across large portions of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Fredericksburg District, and VDOT crews are circulating on their designated routes to treat roads where slick conditions are developing.
Motorists are advised to stay off the roads tonight, and to remain off the roads until the end of the storm later this weekend. Delaying travel until after the storm is the safest choice for motorists. It also gives VDOT crews and equipment additional space to apply sand and salt to road surfaces and to plow accumulated snow from the travel lanes.
Around 750 trucks available to plow snow and apply treatment materials 24 hours a day in the 14-county Fredericksburg District. Crews will work overnight and remain at work in rotating 12-hour shifts until all state-maintained roads are passable and safe for travel.
VDOT crews focus their efforts first on clearing roads that carry the most traffic. I-95, primary roads, and secondary roads that carry heavy traffic, or connect with critical public safety and emergency services, are leading priorities for snow removal.
Once conditions improve on priority routes, crews focus next on subdivision streets and lower-volume secondary roads.
What Residents Should Know
- With snow now falling across large portions of the district, motorists should stay off the roads and remain off the roads for the duration of the storm.
- VDOT crews will begin plowing once 2 inches of snow has accumulated on the road surface. Crews will apply sand to improve traction and salt to reduce icing.
- Our goal is to have all roads passable 48 hours after the storm’s end.
Online Snowplow Tracker
VDOT’s online snowplow tracker at vdotplows.org will be activated once 2 inches of snow has accumulated on state-maintained roads in Fredericksburg District.
Residents can enter their address to see the status of snow plowing in their neighborhood.
VDOT 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), or online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.
Check 511Virginia for real-time road conditions statewide.
Additional VDOT Information Sources
- Find VDOT Fredericksburg District news releases online on VDOT’s website, www.VirginiaDOT.org, under “Newsroom.”
- Follow VDOT on Twitter @VaDOT and @VaDOTFRED
- Connect with us on Facebook on our VDOT page, and VDOT Fredericksburg District group page.
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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