VDOT News - Fredericksburg
|IMMEDIATE - 2:45 p.m.
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Feb. 15, 2019
FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT: RAIN, LIGHT SNOW MAY LEAD TO SLIPPERY ROADS SATURDAY MORNING
VDOT crews are mobilizing at midnight to treat roads and bridges for hazardous conditions; Motorists planning to drive should use extra caution and reduce speed
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Motorists planning to travel in the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula are asked to use extra caution on Saturday, especially in the early morning hours, as below-freezing temperatures, rain and light snow are expected to create slippery road conditions.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will mobilize starting at midnight to patrol roads for hazardous conditions. Crews will treat road surfaces with sand and salt as needed to improve traction and reduce icing. Rain is expected to begin falling overnight, and transition to light snow early Saturday morning.
Motorists are advised to check 511Virginia before starting a trip to see road conditions along their planned route.
Motorists can also download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected or reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.
What Travelers Should Know
- Plan to allow extra travel time
- Wear your seat belt
- Reduce your vehicle speed
- Increase following distance between vehicles and increase your braking distance
- Use additional caution on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which freeze first due to lower pavement temperature.
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) and online at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov.
Additional VDOT Information Sources
- Find VDOT Fredericksburg District news releases online on VDOT’s website, 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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