VDOT News - Fredericksburg

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FRED-179567

June 11, 2021



FLOODING CONTINUES TO AFFECT TRAVEL IN NORTHERN NECK
Several primary routes and numerous secondary routes are closed for high water; Real-time updates will be posted to 511Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Flooding has closed several primary roads and numerous secondary roads in the Northern Neck.

Motorists are advised to check 511Virginia before starting a trip to see real-time road closures along their planned route. A text list of roads is available to search by locality.

The following primary routes are closed for flooding:

  • Route 3 in Westmoreland County near Chandlers Mill Pond
  • Route 201 (White Chapel Road) in Lancaster County
  • Route 202 (Hampton Hall Road) in Northumberland County

In addition to roads closed in the Northern Neck, several secondary roads are closed in Caroline and Stafford counties in the Fredericksburg area.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to post high water advisory and road closed signs and barricades as needed, and will work to address any reports of road hazards, such as downed trees or other debris.

As flood waters recede, VDOT crews will inspect the road and structures to ensure they are safe for travel prior to reopening.

Traveler Tips and Additional Resources

  • If you must travel, slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination
  • Turn on headlights to be more visible to fellow drivers
  • Be alert to unexpected road conditions like ponding and downed trees
  • Never drive through flood waters; turn around, don’t drown!
  • Report any road safety hazards to the VDOT Customer Service Center at at my.vdot.virginia.gov or by calling 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623)
  • Follow VDOT Fredericksburg District on Twitter at @VaDOTFRED.

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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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